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Chile: Starbucks Employees on Hunger Strike

Categories: Latin America, Chile, Economics & Business, Labor, Protest, Youth

In Chile, a cup of coffee at Starbucks costs more than the baristas’ wages for one hour of work. This is what the 3 union leaders [es] [1] on hunger strike in Chile state through a handwritten sign in this video [es] [2]. They demand Starbucks to comply with only 4 out of the original 25 demands [es] [3]: adjusting their wages which have been the same through 7 years despite inflation, include a lunch subvention, provide employees with uniforms and assist with transportation costs for those who live far from work.