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Viewpoint: Starbucks sensitivity training neglects anti-semitism
On May 29, more than 8,000 Starbucks shops around the country will shut down for sensitivity training in the wake of two African-American men being arrested in Philadelphia after waiting at a table for somebody without purchasing anything. It’s an unprecedented move that most corporations wouldn’t take, so let’s give credit where credit is due. But is Starbucks doing enough? Is it employing the right partners? No, and no.
The coffee behemoth is partnering with the Equal Justice Initiative,…
Digital First lays off Boston Herald managers, workers
Digital First Media, the new owner of the Boston Herald, laid off at least six employees on the commercial side of the newspaper on Friday, according to a union representative.
A marketing manager and automotive sales manager were among those who lost their jobs, as were a receptionist and three employees in the paper’s financial services department, which handles billing and other tasks, said Donna Marks, a Herald employee who took over as president of the Newspaper Guild of Greater Boston earlier…
Executive exodus at Boston Globe continues
Much attention this week has been paid to allegations of sexual harassment leveled against Boston Globe editor Brian McGrory, and the paper’s investigation of those claims by a former Boston.com editor. Yesterday, that story even hit the pages of the New York Times.
But what has gone unreported in the past few days are the departures of more high-ranking executives, in addition to the layoffs and buyout offers already making headlines.
According to multiple sources who know the inner workings…