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7 fired Starbucks workers celebrate union vote in Memphis

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By ADRIAN SAINZ
Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Seven employees of a Tennessee Starbucks who were fired after starting unionization efforts have claimed victory after their Memphis store voted to join a wave of U.S. locations of the coffee chain that have decided to organize. The so-called Memphis Seven jumped for joy, hugged one another and wept after a count held by the National Labor Relations Board showed an 11-3 vote Tuesday in favor of unionization of a Starbucks store near the University of Memphis. The group has pushed for a union for months, even after their firing in February on allegations by Starbucks that they violated store security rules.

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