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Starbucks Managers Head to Court Over the Tip Jar

In New York the court has begun hearing arguments this week over a dispute at Starbucks: who should get the money in the tip jar? Baristas think it should be them and only them.

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After all, they are the ones making those lattes and cappuccinos we love so much. However, in New York the store managers believe they are entitled to a share of the tip jar. Currently Starbucks allows baristas and shift supervisors — but not assistant managers — to share in the proceeds of the tip jar. The court’s ruling could have major consequences for all of the state’s hospitality workers and, ultimately, employees at Starbucks across the nation. Take the poll and tell us what you think:

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