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Starbucks Closes First Store to Unionize in Seattle

HeadlineNov 23, 2022

In labor news, Starbucks is closing the first shop to unionize in Seattle — the coffee chain’s home city. This is the fourth unionized Starbucks store in Seattle to be shut down since nationwide unionization efforts started. Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz warned in a video more stores would be closed soon, claiming safety concerns. But union leaders say the closures are part of the company’s ongoing retaliation campaign against workers organizing.

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