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In New York magazine, the "Grub Street" column reports on a new study from hospitality workers union Unite Here saying that Starbucks' "black baristas were paid a median wage of $11.15 an hour, or $1.85 less than their white counterparts — despite Starbucks announcing in 2018 that the company had achieved 100 percent pay equity for all employees doing similar jobs."

The study, according to the story, "also includes firsthand accounts of discrimination against LGBTQ employees, while a quarter of foreign-born employees reported being told to speak English on the job."

Starbucks apparently has not yet commented on the study.