New York Starbucks Baristas Want to Keep Their Tips, Too

Starbucks has come up with a myriad of initiatives lately, from grinding beans in-house to a social-networking site. New York employees have their own suggestion for the company: Pay the baristas their goddamned tips. Counter workers are filing what could be considered the largest restaurant-worker class-action lawsuit in city history. A California court recently ruled that baristas are entitled to all their tips and should not have to share them with their managers; their New York counterparts see no reason why they should, either. And neither do we. Baristas of the world, unite! You have nothing to lose but your foam burns.

Baristas in N.Y. Sue for Tip $ip [NYP]
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