Initially, Starbucks said that workers would be able to offset the costs through an upfront scholarship it was providing with Arizona State, but declined to say exactly how much of the cost it was shouldering. The chain estimated the scholarship would average about $6,500 over two years to cover tuition of about $20,000.
Following the announcement, however, Arizona State University President Michael Crow told The Chronicle of Higher Education that Starbucks is not contributing any money toward the scholarship. Instead, Arizona State will essentially charge workers less than the sticker price for online tuition. Much of the remainder would likely be covered by federal aid since most Starbucks workers don’t earn a lot of money.
Workers would pay whatever costs remained out of pocket for the first two years, and Starbucks would bear no costs.
Wow so kudos to Starbucks here! A ton of free positive publicity and absolutely no contribution towards the employees’ tuition. This was basically a scheme to rebrand federal post-secondary aid as generosity from the kindly employer and wow was it effective.
liberal communist cop-hating vegan anarcists
The best part about the future is telling your friend’s kids the fucked up shit their parents did.
"Dude one time in high school your mom dropped four hits of acid in the bathroom during first hour and spent all four lunch periods eating one sandwich"
IWW Queer workers at the July 1992 picket of End-Up Bar in San Francisco
For The Masses:
those who don’t learn from history are doomed to fail my history test
From the Climate March in London.
We at Black Autonomy Federation recognize climate change is real! However, we do not care how many photo-ops folks took with Leonardo Dicaprio, are the other actors and entertainers at the highly funded climate change March in New York. To us it is about the poor, dispossessed and working class People that matter, and building a movement to confront and defeat capitalism, police-murder, mass-incarceration, internal racism, and both the state and imperialist-colonialism. [As well as the entire white power structure] We have no use for “Champagne revolutionaries”, are the Non-profit industrial complex pacification agenda-agents.
300,000+ people from all over the world marched for climate justice yesterday afternoon in New York City ahead of the United Nations Climate Summit happening this week.
Although the march’s organization & some participating groups were problematic, the sheer number of people who flooded Manhattan yesterday was unreal. We can use these gatherings to support each other’s organizing work, connect our struggles, share stories & strategize our next moves.
Flood Wall Street direct actions & civil disobedience to call out climate change profiteers are happening right now at Battery Park. Updates coming soon.
Despite campaigning on a platform that endorsed having “a nuclear-free world” in the not so distant future, United States President Barack Obama is overseeing an administration that’s aim has taken another path, the New York Times reported this week.
On Sunday, journalists William Broad and David Sanger wrote for the Times that a half-decade of “political deals and geopolitical crises” have thrown a wrench in the works of Pres. Obama’s pre-White House plans, as a result eviscerating his previously stated intentions of putting America’s — and ideally the world’s — nuclear programs on ice.
A woman called 911 for an ambulance because she was worried that her 43-year-old fiance Jack Lamar Roberson was having complications with his diabetes. Instead, a police car showed up, and the officers walked inside and shot him four times. Roberson was unarmed and had his hands in the air when he was shot. His whole family - including his 8-year-old daughter - saw it happen.
Last year, the same county police force was responsible for the shooting of a 26-year-old unarmed black man. All officers are on administrative leave pending an investigation.
Whay the fucking FUCK???? Just HOW???