Schultz Out at Starbucks
Howard Schultz returned to run Starbucks for the sole reason to stopping his company from unionizing. He was moderately successful here, but at a huge cost to his reputation. So two weeks before being forced to testify before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, and Labor headed by Bernie Sanders, Schultz has stepped away. That by no means assures us of the future success of the Starbucks unions. Victories have flattened and the company’s overt and extremely aggressive unionbusting can easily be copied by whoever replaces him. But there’s no question that his actions have permanently ruined his reputation and if it has not seriously impacted liberals’ consumption of Starbucks, it’s now part of the conversation. I hope his final retirement is filled with boils and corns.