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As Starbucks workers seek a union, company officials converge on stores

A Starbucks location that is being used for training in Cheektowaga, N.Y., on Oct. 13, 2021. Workers at three other stores in the Buffalo area are seeking to unionize.

A push in the Buffalo, N.Y., area could produce the first union at Starbucks company-owned stores in the U.S. But backers say moves by management are having a chilling effect. Here's what's happening.

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