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Sen. Bernie Sanders (left) will question Howard Schultz, who recently stepped down as Starbucks CEO, on the company's resistance to its workers unionizing. David Dee Delgado/Getty Images; Joshua Lott/Getty Images hide caption

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In clash with Bernie Sanders, Starbucks' Howard Schultz insists he's no union buster

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Amazon Labor Union leader Chris Smalls speaks next to U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders during a rally outside an Amazon facility on Staten Island, New York City, on April 24, 2022. Kena Betancur/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Labor's labors lost? A year after stunning victory at Amazon, unions are stalled

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Marchers raise picket signs during a "Fight Starbucks' Union Busting" rally held in Seattle in April. Jason Redmond/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Starbucks workers have unionized at record speed; many fear retaliation now

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People hold signs while protesting in front of Starbucks on April 14, 2022 in New York City. Activists gathered to protest Starbucks' CEO Howard Schultz anti-unionization efforts and demand the reinstatement of workers fired for trying to unionize. Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images hide caption

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Pro-union pins sit on a table during a watch party for Starbucks' employees union election, Dec. 9, 2021, in Buffalo, N.Y. The top lawyer for the National Labor Relations Board said Thursday, April 7, she will ask the board to rule that mandatory meetings some companies hold to persuade their workers reject unions is in violation of federal labor law. Joshua Bessex/AP hide caption

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Starbucks shift supervisor Gailyn Berg and barista Tim Swicord outside of their store in Springfield, Virginia. Michael A. McCoy for NPR hide caption

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Starbucks union campaign's streak of election wins ends with a loss in Virginia

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Starbucks Executive Chairman Howard Schultz, seen at a shareholder meeting in 2018, returned to Starbucks as interim CEO on Monday. Jason Redmond/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Starbucks' longtime CEO is back again. This time, things are different

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Potential candidate Howard Schultz said he wants nothing more than for President Trump to be defeated, but he fears Democrats will nominate someone too far to the left. Jason Redmond/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The 2020 election cycle might have already started. The Federal Election Commission shows that 129 people have filed to run for president in the next election. Annette Elizabeth Allen for NPR hide caption

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