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Invoice #118027 to Downstate NY Starbucks Worker Solidarity Fund

Astoroia Blvd Walkout Payment

Invoice #118027
support document 2

Submitted by Brandi AldukApproved by Ciara Toothman

Jan 10, 2023

Invoice items
Astoria Blvd Walkout
Date: January 10, 2023
$319.54 USD

Total amount $319.54 USD

Additional Information

payout method

Bank account

By Brandi Aldukon
Expense created
By Ciara Toothmanon
Expense approved
By Alina Mankoon
Expense processing
By Alina Mankoon
Expense paid
Expense Amount: $319.54
Payment Processor Fee (paid by Downstate NY Starbucks Worker Solidarity Fund): $0.39
Net Amount for Downstate NY Starbucks Worker Solidarity Fund: $319.93

Collective balance
$75.06 USD

Fiscal Host
Open Collective Foundation

Expense policies

Our payouts are processed twice a week. We endeavor to pay within 7 business days of an expense being approved by the admin of the Collective, provided all required information is included and correct. We make payments via ACH bank transfer and can only make payouts to countries served by our payment processor, Wise.  OCF requires the profile name and the name in the payout method to match. 
For Reimbursements:
A good receipt will have:
  • Vendor or Company Name, 
  • Date, 
  • Itemized list of transactions,
  • Method of payment, 
  • Picture should show the whole receipt - including the total at the bottom

Partial requests are ok. (You may request under the total amount from receipt, but NOT over.)

OCF cannot reimburse payments made via electronic benefits transfer (EBT), any car/large asset purchases, or for car repairs.

If requesting reimbursement for a bill payment or invoice, please upload a copy of the [water/ heat/etc.] bill that this payment has been applied to and a copy of the receipt or proof of payment, if not already provided in the copy of the bill.
For Invoices:
Please include detailed information in the Description of the work done. e.g. Instead of writing “Admin Support”, please write: "Administrative, research, and meeting support"

You are not required to upload an invoice document, as the data you submit in the expense form is sufficient. If you want to include an uploaded invoice, please make it out to Collective name, Open Collective Foundation, 440 N. Barranca Avenue #3717, Covina, CA 91723 USA 
1. The Starbucks Worker Solidarity Fund (SWSF) will have no administrative expenses and will solely disburse funds to reimburse workers facing economic distress as a result of retaliation from Starbucks.

2. In order to be eligible for reimbursement, the worker must have filed an Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) charge with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) prior to applying for reimbursement.

3. The total amount eligible for workers to be reimbursed from the SWSF will be determined by their average work hours prior to the retaliation they experienced from Starbucks. There are two reimbursement limits, full-time and part-time, defined as:
  • Full-time (X hours per week): $X,XXX total
  • Part-time (Y hours per week): $X,XXX total
4. Reimbursements should be submitted in the form of receipts for living expenses. These may include, but are not limited to: rent bills, utility bills, grocery receipts, transportation receipts, childcare receipts, etc. Workers may submit multiple receipts for larger reimbursement, but the total amount reimbursed will not exceed the amount they are eligible for according to Section 3. A valid receipt contains:
  1. Name of the vendor (person or company you paid) 
  2. Transaction date (when you paid) 
  3. A detailed description of goods or services purchased (what you bought) 
  4. Amount paid 
  5. Form of payment (cash, check, or last four digits of the credit card)
5. Approval of reimbursement requests will be made by a vote of an approval committee of rank-and-file Starbucks workers. A simple majority of the approval committee is sufficient to release reimbursement funds. This committee is unaffiliated with Starbucks Workers United (SBWU), Workers United (WU), or the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

6. Disbursement of funds is subject to the policies of the Open Collective Foundation, which will review expenses to ensure they have valid receipts before approval and payment. Reimbursements are made either via PayPal or wire transfer via TransferWise. Please review the Submitting Expenses documentation page for more information.


How do I get paid from a Collective?
Submit an expense and provide your payment information.
How are expenses approved?
Collective admins are notified when an expense is submitted, and they can approve or reject it.
Is my private data made public?
No. Only the expense amount and description are public. Attachments, payment info, emails and addresses are only visible to you and the admins.
When will I get paid?
Payments are processed by the Collective's Fiscal Host, the organization that hold funds on their behalf. Many Fiscal Hosts pay expenses weekly, but each one is different.
Why do you need my legal name?
The display name is public and the legal name is private, appearing on receipts, invoices, and other official documentation used for tax and accounting purposes.

Collective balance

$75.06 USD
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