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David Burwick
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by Ashlee Rezin
2:02pm
Wed Apr 17, 2013

Workers Advocate For Living Wage At Peet's Coffee & Tea

Caribou Coffee locations across Illinois closed their doors Sunday, but many will soon be rebranded as Peet’s Coffee & Tea. Workers who stay on-board during the rebranding transition though, will be walking into a job that pays poverty wages, according to a group of workers from one Chicago branch of Peet’s.

Wages paid by Peet’s, and the limited number of available hours, forces workers into poverty, according to Joshua van Cleef, 28, a worker of more than one year at Peet’s Coffee & Tea store 403 in Chicago’s North Side neighborhood of Lincoln Park.