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  1. Tuesday, November 29, 2022   LOCAL   ► From KUOW — Starbucks closing Capitol Hill store, the first union location in Seattle — Starbucks will close a store located at Broadway and Denny in Capitol Hill on Dec. 9. The location happens to be the first Starbucks to unionize in Seattle, and some employees are […]

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  2. The company has announced the closure of another unionized store in Seattle   SEATTLE (Nov. 29, 2022) — On Monday, Nov. 21, Starbucks announced it would close another store in Seattle. Again, it just happens to be one of the unionized locations, Broadway & Denny, which was the first store in the city to form […]

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  3. Monday, November 28, 2022   LOCAL   ► From the PS Business Journal — Hospital systems struggle to retain staff as the industry’s financial forecast worsens — In January 2020, some 2,000 nurses at Swedish hospitals in Seattle and Edmonds went on a three-day strike, protesting a nearly yearlong negotiation for a new union contract, […]

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  4. The following is from Teamsters Local 117: TUKWILA (Nov. 28, 2022) — In an overwhelming majority, a group of more than 50 employees at Ridwell has voted to join Teamsters 117. The drivers and warehouse workers, who collect hard-to-dispose-of materials from homes in King and Pierce counties, came together to gain a voice at work […]

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  5. Wednesday, November 23, 2022   LOCAL   ► From CNN — Starbucks closes location that was the first to unionize in Seattle –Starbucks is closing the store in Seattle where employees were the first to vote to form a union in the chain’s home city. A company spokesperson cited safety concerns, but union organizers see those decisions as […]

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  6. The following is from the Union Labor & Service Trades Department of the AFL-CIO: The 10 days following Thanksgiving are designated by the AFL-CIO as “Buy Union” week to encourage all union members to look for union-made goods and services when they buy for the Holiday Season. This year, Buy Union Week is November 25-December […]

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