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Starbucks supervisors want raise after court decision stops them from sharing in tips

Shift supervisors at local Starbucks cafes plan to deliver a petition to the coffee chain’s local headquarters demanding a pay raise following a recent court decision barring supervisors in Massachusetts from sharing in baristas’ tips, said a group that says it represents many of the supervisors.

In November, a US Court of Appeals panel in Boston upheld a lower court ruling that found Starbucks Corp. owes Massachusetts baristas more than $14 million for violating state laws preventing supervisors from sharing in tips pools.

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