Starbucks union pushback, Dog breeds and personality

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Starbucks workers in Plover and Oak Creek said they had majority support among employees to unionize. It follows the company’s first successful unionization drive in Buffalo, N.Y. David Zalubowski/AP

A UW labor professor tells us how unionization efforts at Starbucks are affecting non-union workers. We learn about new research that shows a dogs breed has little to do with its personality.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Emilie Burditt Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Michael Childers Guest

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