Even part-time workers can get medical, dental and vision insurance coverage, so what's their problem?
Daniel Gross, who is leading attempts to organize a baristas union, says part-time Starbucks workers get benefits only if they work 20 hours a week, which isn't guaranteed. And when they do get benefits, they must pay for them. That cost is especially difficult when baristas are paid $7.75 an hour, $2.60 over the minimum wage, he says. But the worst problem that baristas suffer, reports Tania Padgett of Newsday, is the repetitive motion injuries caused by the coffee-making movements. (Newsday)
> Benefits for part-timers? Nearly 8-bucks an hour? Many say Starbucks workers have it good and don't need a union. What do you think? Hit the comments link.