Starbucks is planning to make its managers undergo unconscious bias training. The decision stems from an incident at the coffee chain last week, when a Philadelphia store manager called the police on two black men for trespassing. Marketplace asks the question, “could something like unconscious bias training actually help prevent situations like these?”
While minimum wage has been a hotly debated subject for years, including during the most recent presidential election, a new survey suggests that Americans do generally agree on one thing: The minimum wage should be raised.
– The New York Times
Brick-and-mortar businesses have long complained that they are disadvantaged by having to charge sales taxes while many of their online competitors do not. States have said that they are missing out on tens of billions of dollars in annual revenue under a 1992 Supreme Court ruling that helped spur the rise of internet shopping.
– USA Today
After U.S. corporations got a big tax cut in December, a flurry of announcements touting bonuses and pay raises for hourly employees raised hopes that the cash windfall would keep flowing down to American workers. But the sharing of wealth hasn’t been as generous as hoped.