“Challenge the status quo through the lens of our values. This is our rallying cry.” --Pat O’Dea, Peet’s Coffee & Tea CEO, 2011 Annual Report

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

This is the Big Day!

Our Regional Director of Store Operations, Sam Ferreira, will arrive at the Chicago Peet's Store at 7:00 p.m. tonight to conduct a one-hour meeting with all the store's employees, to address the proposals in Peet's Workers Group's Labor Day Letter in person.

We hope as Peet's corporate has considered our proposals for a living wage, paid promotions, and sick days, they have done so in the spirit of these words from CEO Pat O'Dea, as he recently congratulated us on our pending purchase by private German investor Joh. A. Benckiser for approximately $1,000,000,000:

"You should be immensely proud that you have built Peet's into such a valuable company by focusing on doing things the right way. This is our value of prosperity, belief in the principle of abundance, that as we grow we enrich the lives of all those we touch, from the farmer growing our coffee, to our own people scooping or delivering it, to the Peet's shareholder who entrusted us with their hard earned money. You've done well."   

---Pat O'Dea

Sounds like the words of a company ready to lead the industry in paying a living wage!

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