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'Red Cup Rebellion': The worker strike on Starbucks's most iconic day

Posted on AllSides November 21st, 2023
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Economy and Jobs, Strike, Starbucks
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Thousands of Starbucks union members walked off the job on the coffee retailer's biggest promotional day of the year. Timing is everything.

Starbucks's "Red Cup Day" is one of the biggest revenue-and-PR days for the global coffee retailer. Each year, its iconic white cups get their festive makeover, and Starbucks offers customers a free, reusable red cup with certain purchases of holiday drinks. Coffee lovers – especially fans of flavours such as gingerbread, pumpkin spice and apple crisp – turn up in droves, often posting their beverages on social media....

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