Starbucks, Schultz can legally offer raises to union workers

Irina Baranova

Labor law doesn’t stop Starbucks from offering new benefits to union employees. It does prevent the company from implementing new benefits without union approval. As a growing number of Starbucks stores are becoming unionized, labor activists are accusing the company of taking new measures to discourage organizing. Starbucks says it’s […]

State Representative Michael S. Day raises alarms about Governor Charlie Baker’s implementation of criminal justice reforms

Irina Baranova

Day’s nine-page letter outlining these sins of omission is actually addressed to Public Safety Secretary Terrence Reidy, but the Stoneham Democrat posits his own theory about who is calling the shots. “The Legislature is well aware of the governor’s objections to certain aspects of recent landmark laws, both through the […]