The Starbucks Solution to Student Debt: Become a Barista, Get Cheap Tuition

Starbucks has opposed efforts to unionize the company’s workers, and Chief Executive Howard Schultz stopped short of full support for raising Seattle’s minimum wage to $15 an hour. But the company and its leader are otherwise known for treating their workers well. The legions of baristas get Bean stock (restricted shares in the company), the chance to participate in a matching 401(k) program, and a free pound of coffee every week. Now they’re going to get free college tuition, too.

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