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Starbucks shortchanged union workers in Seattle, labor board says

The National Labor Relations Board says Starbucks is violating U.S. labor law by withholding pay hikes and other benefits from stores that have voted to unionize.The labor board’s Seattle office filed the complaint late Wednesday against Starbucks. The complaint is based on charges filed by Workers United, the union trying to organize Starbucks’ 9,000 company-owned …

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Tom Alberg, who guided Amazon and helped shape modern Seattle into a high-tech hub, dies at 82

Tom Alberg, a business leader with a vision for innovation in the tech world, who backed Amazon with one of its first investment checks at its inception and helped shape numerous companies and civic organizations in Seattle, died Friday at 82 after suffering a stroke last month.Alberg was a co-founder of Madrona Venture Group, which …

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