The coffee chain is known to offer its workers more generous benefits and salaries compared to other national retailers and restaurant chains. He already pays above the minimum wage.
Business Insider first reported on the memo written by Rossann Williams, president of the company’s Starbucks branches in the United States and Canada. Williams wrote the note on November 2, the day before the presidential election.
In March, Starbucks was among companies offering disaster compensation to its workers as Covid-19 cases skyrocket in the United States.
The wage hikes come as voters voice their support for a higher minimum wage. The federal salary has been $ 9.25 an hour for more than a decade, and the restaurant industry expects a rise during Biden’s tenure as president.
But states and cities are more proactive. Most recently, Florida voted to raise its wage floor over the next six years until it hits $ 15 an hour. It is the eighth state to approve a minimum wage of $ 15 an hour and the second most populous state to do so.