-Chain Store Age
Starbucks Coffee Company is hoping to spur economic development and entrepreneurship in Chicago’s underserved neighborhoods.
– Restaurant Business
&pizza is trying out the Lyft for Late Nights program at seven of its Washington, D.C., locations to provide discounted rides to employees traveling to and from work between 11 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. “Since day one, it has always been important to me that we show and not just tell our team members, who we call our Tribe, that we care about them,” said &pizza President Andy Hooper.
– The Hill
Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH) pens an op-ed that calls for action from corporate America and Congress to develop a diverse workforce. The Congresswoman’s recommendations include federally-mandated paid parental leave, equal pay, pay equity audits, and bias and diversity training.
– The Wall Street Journal
The companies are also facing pushback from lawmakers about their fees and operations and from gig economy workers over compensation. Customer loyalty is proving elusive as the services’ users opt for whichever one offers the best deal.