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Chipotle Closes First Store That Voted To Unionize

Chipotle has closed its Augusta, Maine location, which became the first of the chain’s locations in the country to vote to unionize last month. One of the employees’ main complaints was understaffing, which Chipotle said it was trying to remedy. “This is union busting 101 and there is nothing that motivates us to fight harder than this underhanded attempt to shut down the labor movement within their stores,” Chipotle United organizer Brandi McNease said in a statement. “They’re scared because they know how powerful we are and if we catch fire like the unionization effort at Starbucks they won’t be able to stop us."

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