Starbucks Closes Seattle Location That Was First To Unionize

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At a glance

  • Starbucks is closing the store in Seattle where employees were the first to vote to form a union in the chain’s home city.
  • The company spokesman said the store is being closed because of safety concerns, saying that “unfortunately, despite several mitigating efforts, safety and security incidents at our Broadway and Denny store have continued to escalate.” The spokesperson said that the store will be closing to customers on December 9.
  • Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz said in July “there are going to be many more” store closures.

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