- Starbucks Corp SBUX employees union representing about 200 cafés said the company closed two locations in response to union activities, Reuters reported.
- Workers in Kansas City, Missouri, and Seattle, Washington, have asked the National Labor Relations Board to hold union elections.
- The coffeehouse giant said it is drawing the shutters in the two places due to safety concerns.
- Related: Starbucks Accuses NLRB Officials Of Misconduct In Union Elections: Reuters
- "We apply the same focus on safety at unionized and non-union stores and are closing non-union stores where we are similarly challenged in providing a safe environment for our customer and partner experience," the report cited a Starbucks spokesperson.
- Also Read: Starbucks Q3 Earnings Brew: Revenue And Earnings Beat, Global Comps Jump 3% Despite China Lockdowns
- Price Action: SBUX shares are trading higher by 0.07% at $84.75 in premarket on the last check Wednesday.
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