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VOX POPULI: Workers in U.S. remind us of the importance of forming unions

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Starbucks Corp., which operates a global chain of coffee shops; Amazon.com Inc., the e-commerce behemoth; and the Apple Store, which sells Apple Inc. products, have one thing in common--all have seen their workers in the United States unionize over the past year.

Workers at an Apple store in Maryland voted in mid-June to form the first labor union at one of the more than 270 U.S. stores the tech giant operates. The movement could spread to other Apple retail outlets.

The company, intent on preventing other stores from following suit in a........

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