First Seattle Starbucks to unionize closing over crime

SEATTLE — The first Starbucks to file for a union election in Seattle will close its doors permanently.

Starbucks said it told workers Monday at the Broadway and Denny location in Capitol Hill that it is shuttering the store due to safety and security incidents that have “continued to escalate” despite mitigation efforts.

The store is expected to close Dec. 9.

Starbucks said it routinely reviews the employee and customer experience at stores, and if safety issues continue to jeopardize the well-being of employees, it will close the location. The company said it will work to relocate employees to other stores if

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