Bloomberg Law
Jan. 31, 2022, 8:39 PM

Starbucks’ Top Lawyer Got $5.3 Million in Year of Union Fights

Brian Baxter
Brian Baxter

Starbucks Corp. legal chief Rachel Gonzalez received more than $5.3 million in total compensation last year, one in which the company faced a growing movement to unionize workers at its coffee shops.

The Seattle-based chain disclosed Gonzalez’s compensation in a Jan. 28 chain annual proxy statement. The company cited her role addressing shareholder concerns over executive compensation, improving stakeholder engagement, and collaboration with respect to environmental, social, and governance matters in its rationale for her 2021 pay package.

Gonzalez received more than $1.7 million in cash compensation—comprised of nearly $753,000 in base salary and $971,500 in non-equity incentive plan ...

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