Outrage as Starbucks Moves to Close First Unionized Shop in Its Home City of Seattle

“Starbucks and Howard Schultz believe they are above the law. They believe they can do whatever they want and get away with it,” said Starbucks Workers United. “This is unacceptable and will not stand.”

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Why Union Drives Are Succeeding 

After decades of declining union membership, organized labor may be on the verge of a resurgence in the U.S. Employees seeking better working conditions and higher pay have recently organized unions at Starbucks, Amazon, Apple and elsewhere. Applications for union elections this year are on pace to approach their highest level in a decade. I asked Noam Scheiber, who covers workers and labor issues for The Times, what’s behind the latest flurry of union activity.

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