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Kati Moore Inspires Starbucks District Managers to Expose High-Level Sexual Harassment

For Immediate Release:
IWW Starbucks Workers Union

Contact: StarbucksUnion (at) yahoo.com

February 11, 2010

Kati Moore Inspires Starbucks District Managers to Expose High-Level Sexual Harassment

Howard Schultz Still Silent Amid Growing Evidence of a Hostile Work Environment

New York, NY- In a risky departure from the normal chain of command, a group of  Starbucks district managers have authored an impassioned letter to top executives in Seattle demanding that action be taken against a company vice president allegedly engaged in pervasive sexual harassment.  

The letter, which was made available to the IWW Starbucks Workers Union, alleges that Regional Vice President Andrew Alfano has created an unsafe work environment with his behavior and is responsible for the departure of two female regional directors, among many other troubling charges.  

The district managers are demanding disciplinary action against Mr. Alfano, a favorite of top company brass, and state that they were compelled to act after a widely-watched 20/20 segment aired on Starbucks barista Kati Moore who was repeatedly raped by her supervisor and then subjected to intimidation tactics from Starbucks' lawyers.

The SWU has made the letter available on its website at http://www.starbucksunion.org/files/dmletter.pdf