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Posted by: News_Desk on 01/30/2017 11:36 AM Updated by: News_Desk on 01/30/2017 11:36 AM
Expires: 01/01/2022 12:00 AM
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Starbucks Chairman & CEO Sends Message To Partners In Regards To Trump Administration

Seattle, WA...Starbucks chairman and ceo sent the following message to all partners (employees) on January 29, 2017. Dear partners- I write to you today with deep concern, a heavy heart and a resolute promise. Let me begin with the news that is immediately in front of us: we have all been witness to the confusion, surprise and opposition to the Executive Order that President Trump issued on Friday, effectively banning people from several predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States, including refugees fleeing wars. I can assure you that our Partner Resources team has been in direct contact with the partners who are impacted by this immigration ban, and we are doing everything possible to support and help them to navigate through this confusing period.



We are living in an unprecedented time, one in which we are witness to the conscience of our country, and the promise of the American Dream, being called into question. These uncertain times call for different measures and communication tools than we have used in the past. Kevin and I are going to accelerate our commitment to communicating with you more frequently, including leveraging new technology platforms moving forward. I am hearing the alarm you all are sounding that the civility and human rights we have all taken for granted for so long are under attack, and want to use a faster, more immediate form of communication to engage with you on matters that concern us all as partners.

I also want to take this opportunity to announce specific actions we are taking to reinforce our belief in our partners around the world and to ensure you are clear that we will neither stand by, nor stand silent, as the uncertainty around the new Administration’s actions grows with each passing day:

Support for DACA: As I wrote to Senators Graham and Durbin this week, we are enthusiastically behind their work to support “Dreamers” across our country – including those young men and women who are part of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. There are nearly three quarters of a million hardworking people contributing to our communities and our economy because of this program. At Starbucks, we are proud to call them partners and to help them realize their own American Dream. We want them to feel welcome and included in our success, which is why we reimburse them for the biennial fee they must pay to stay in the program and why we have offered DACA-related services at our Opportunity Youth hiring fairs.

Hiring Refugees: We have a long history of hiring young people looking for opportunities and a pathway to a new life around the world. This is why we are doubling down on this commitment by working with our equity market employees as well as joint venture and licensed market partners in a concerted effort to welcome and seek opportunities for those fleeing war, violence, persecution and discrimination. There are more than 65 million citizens of the world recognized as refugees by the United Nations, and we are developing plans to hire 10,000 of them over five years in the 75 countries around the world where Starbucks does business. And we will start this effort here in the U.S. by making the initial focus of our hiring efforts on those individuals who have served with U.S. troops as interpreters and support personnel in the various countries where our military has asked for such support.

Building Bridges, Not Walls, With Mexico: We have been open for business in Mexico since 2002, and have since opened almost 600 stores in 60 cities across the country, which together employ over 7,000 Mexican partners who proudly wear the green apron. We have sourced coffee from Mexico’s producers and their families for three decades and last fall, we also announced the creation of a farmer support center in Chiapas to help accelerate our collective ability to grow and export some of the world’s finest coffees from this important growing region, while donating more than $2 million to support the livelihood, food security and water quality of coffee producing communities in Oaxaca. With the support of thousands of Starbucks partners and millions of customers, we have also donated over a million coffee trees to support 70,000 families, and we will be expanding the initiative this year to generate another 4 million tree donations. Coffee is what unites our common heritage, and as I told Alberto Torrado, the leader of our partnership with Alsea in Mexico, we stand ready to help and support our Mexican customers, partners and their families as they navigate what impact proposed trade sanctions, immigration restrictions and taxes might have on their business and their trust of Americans. But we will continue to invest in this critically important market all the same.

Our Healthcare Commitment to You: Finally, let me restate what we have recently communicated with you about the Affordable Care Act – our commitment remains that if you are benefits eligible, you will always have access to health insurance through Starbucks. Many of you have expressed concerns that recent government actions may jeopardize your ability to participate in the Affordable Care Act. If the recent Executive Order related to health care remains in place and the Affordable Care Act is repealed causing you to lose your healthcare coverage, you will always have the ability to return and can do so within 30 days of losing that coverage rather than having to wait for an open enrollment period. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Benefits Center at 877-728-9236.

In the face of recent events around the world, let me assure you that we will stay true to our values and do everything we can possibly do to support and invest in every partner’s well-being while taking the actions that are squarely within our ability to control. This is our focus: providing a Third Place of respite for those around the world who seek it, daily.

Starbucks has and will always stand for opportunity – opportunity for our young people who are working to land their first job in the 75 countries where we do business, opportunity for our farmers who care so deeply for the highest of quality coffee we offer to customers all around the globe, and yes, opportunity for those who come to America in search of their own fresh start – whether that is with Starbucks directly, or through our suppliers or our partner companies.

If there is any lesson to be learned over the last year, it’s that your voice and your vote matter more than ever. We are all obligated to ensure our elected officials hear from us individually and collectively. Starbucks is doing its part; we need you to use the collective power of your voices to do the same while respecting the diverse viewpoints of the 90 million customers who visit our stores in more than 25,000 locations around the world.

So, while we seek to understand what the new Administration’s policies mean for us and our business both domestically and around the world, I can assure you that we will do whatever it takes to support you, our partners, to realize your own dreams and achieve your own opportunities. We are in business to inspire and nurture the human spirit, one person, one cup and one neighborhood at a time – whether that neighborhood is in a Red State or a Blue State; a Christian country or a Muslim country; a divided nation or a united nation. That will not change. You have my word on that.

Onward,

Howard






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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-01-30 11:44:10   By: Anonymous
 
Wait, what? You mean every single American corporation is not bending over and thanking master Trump? In general pissing off 3/4ths of your customers is not good business practice.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-01-30 11:53:54   By: Anonymous
     
    Trump: We Are Fulfilling The Promises We Made, Extreme Vetting !!! Deport them all

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2017-01-30 11:55:06   By: Anonymous
       
      Bye bye

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2017-01-30 11:55:30   By: Anonymous
       




      Tronald Dumpster: "And watch me kiss the behinds of the most foul world leaders..."

      GAWD, brown nosing that North Korean doof will be a sight to see!




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      Re:
      Posted on: 2017-01-30 12:10:06   By: Anonymous
       
      Allahu ahkbar

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        YAY yuh. HELL yeah!!!!
        Posted on: 2017-01-30 13:35:03   By: Anonymous
          Edited By: thepinetree
        On: 2017-01-30 23:08:25


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          Re: YAY yuh. HELL yeah!!!!
          Posted on: 2017-01-30 16:19:17   By: Anonymous
           
          Is that a presentation for Herr Obama?

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          Re: YAY yuh. HELL yeah!!!!
          Posted on: 2017-01-30 16:19:48   By: Anonymous
           
          did you do this while waiting for your Cafe Americano? i saw you at starbucks while you were drawing this. and now i have your IP address.

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          Re: YAY yuh. HELL yeah!!!!
          Posted on: 2017-01-30 17:50:55   By: Anonymous
           
          You obviously know not of what you speak of.

          Free your mind, educate yourself, learn to think for yourself.

          Stop being a mindless, minion parrot. And for the love of life itself, put the bong down.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2017-01-31 00:10:45   By: Anonymous
         
        Gottzuntheit.

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    Re: I take exception. . .
    Posted on: 2017-01-30 12:14:22   By: Anonymous
     
    NO MORE Starbucks for ME. . . .

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      Re: I take exception. . .
      Posted on: 2017-01-30 12:17:25   By: Anonymous
       
      $60 WORTH OF STARBUCKS CARDS I CAN TURN IN FOR CASH. Time to see when Dutch Brothers will have stores down our way, until then i'll give my money to Shnoogs.

      Get a grip Dumbass, its temporary, and making America safer for EVERYONE.

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      Re: I take exception. . .I do NOT!
      Posted on: 2017-01-30 14:13:11   By: Anonymous
       
      I do not drink coffee, BUT I will visit the Starbucks in Angels Camp and buy gift cards for family and friends. WAY TO GO STARBUCKS. We must not be afraid of P.P Putin's President.

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        Re: I take exception. . .I do NOT!
        Posted on: 2017-01-30 14:32:11   By: Anonymous
         
        Never liked Starbucks......now I DISLIKE Starbucks. Make America safe again Mr President.

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      Re: I take exception. . .
      Posted on: 2017-01-30 14:32:48   By: Anonymous
       
      Good, you never leave a tip anyways you cheap Bastard.

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        Re: I take exception. . .
        Posted on: 2017-01-30 15:27:28   By: Anonymous
         
        Especially to a rude, entitled libtard like you. Best job you'll ever have is serving us conservative Republicans

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          Re: I take exception. . .
          Posted on: 2017-01-30 16:17:03   By: Anonymous
           
          Starbucks coffee isn't the best grade green beans prior to roasting, in fact most store bought commercial coffee has a better bean quality-wise.

          Besides being a place for stuck-up snowflakes & yuppies, I have another reason to avoid the Anti-Christ of the coffee industry.

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            Re: I take exception. . .
            Posted on: 2017-01-30 18:18:57   By: Anonymous
             
            And.... They purchase their coffee beans from Vietnam. Also, aren't these the same people who got busted for cheating their customers by including too much ice? And if that isn't enough, how stupid do you have to be to piss off 50% of your potential customer base. Tell me Mr CEO, when Starbucks stock tanks, how helpful do you think you'll be to your "partners"?


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      Re: I take exception. . .
      Posted on: 2017-01-30 17:48:15   By: Anonymous
       
      F' Starbucks, F ' apple. These twerps are full of themselves, namely excrement.

      I hope they disappear from the American scene and will be remembered only as the has beens that they are.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-01-30 16:23:09   By: Anonymous
 
Hire veterans, not Muslims you off jacks

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-01-30 16:57:18   By: Anonymous
     
    actually starbucks is quite good at hiring veterans and now they are going to be good at hiring muslims and any other highly qualified person.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2017-01-30 17:22:09   By: Anonymous
       
      Well I watched the news this morning and the Starbucks CEO clearly said for his hiring practice, Veterans first, then Muslim's and Refugees.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2017-01-30 17:32:59   By: Anonymous
         
        I wouldn't serve you the sweat off my balls you Jeremy furk, I spent my 37 years on the job and am enjoying my entitled to pension. So just keep up the left handed cigarettes going through the drive thru you wanna be.You're the Bozo who will never go past your Fast food job, pissed off it's everyone's fault.

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2017-01-30 17:52:51   By: Anonymous
       
      The are going to hire manning as the mascot.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-01-30 18:31:15   By: Anonymous
 
Der Weinersnichezel is following Starbucks lead, no weenies for me! I didn't know Starbucks was a branch of our government!

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-01-30 22:17:11   By: Anonymous
     
    Fork Hollywood, Fork Starbucks.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-01-31 00:09:40   By: Anonymous
     
    Weiner dog racing!

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Starbucks
Posted on: 2017-01-30 22:34:08   By: Anonymous
 
It's amazing Starbucks wants to protest Pres. Trump trying to protect the United States. I have just lost my habit of paying $4.00 to $6.00 a coffee at Starbucks for the last time. I will no longer support a company that does not understand that the worlds biggest threat doing all the murders and bombings are Muslims. I am not saying all Muslims but we don't know and all Pres.Trump is asking is to take a time out to see who would or would not be a threat to our Great Country.
Let's protect our country!

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    Re: Starbucks
    Posted on: 2017-01-31 06:36:06   By: Anonymous
     
    Great. With you gone, the line will not be as long.

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      Re: Starbucks
      Posted on: 2017-01-31 08:19:11   By: Anonymous
       
      It will be even shorter now, we will not be going to StarBucks.

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        Re: Starbucks
        Posted on: 2017-01-31 20:14:33   By: Anonymous
         
        I knew Starbucks leaned to the left but now they have fallen over themselves. It will be a long time before I enter their stores.

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