Welcome to The OUTlook, a weekly newsletter about the latest on labor and workplace equality from Qnotes.
Walk into any Starbucks and it isn’t unusual to be greeted by a barista who is out and proud.
The company’s progressive health benefits have attracted trans workers, but our reporter found the LGBTQ experience can vary by location.
One former barista has only good things to say about his time at Starbucks. Another endured nasty customer comments and a co-worker who intentionally misgendered him. A third wants guaranteed hours. Three different trans individuals, different Starbucks, and unique experiences. They shared their stories with Qnotes at a time when Starbucks is in the news for allegations of union busting. […]
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There are various examples of best practices for more inclusive workplaces, but there has been little research that tells the story of transgender and nonbinary people at work. When Qnotes surveyed the community on the biggest issues facing them in the workplace, one in four said they faced homophobic or transphobic environments […]
Last year, Qnotes joined other newsrooms across the country to find solutions to labor issues. After nearly 30 stories, we want to know what you think and what issues you still face in the workplace.