By Devin Stewart
Locally, The Watauga Democrat reports plans for a Sheetz store in Boone are submitted. The current plans indicate the Sheetz would be built at the corner of New Market and East King Street. Sheetz is a family-owned convenience store based in Altoona, Pennsylvania. The company operates more than 640 store locations throughout the Eastern United States.
Around the state, WRAL reports three young people were injured in a shooting in Raleigh on Halloween night. Officers responded to a shooting in northeast Raleigh. Upon arriving, officers found two juveniles with serious injuries and a third with injuries that aren’t considered life-threatening. All three victims were taken to the hospital. The ages of the victims were not released. Police did not say what prompted Monday night’s shooting.
Nationally, NPR reports Home Depot workers in Philadelphia are voting on whether to form the company’s first unionized store. At the Home Depot location, over 260 employees are eligible to vote on whether to join the Home Depot Workers United. Results from the voting are expected Saturday night. If the union prevails, it would mark a historic moment for the country’s largest home improvement retailer. Other chains facing first-ever unions across the country include Amazon, Starbucks, Chipotle, Trader Joe’s, R-E-I, Medieval Time, and Apple Stores. In 2019, some 60 percent of Home Depot delivery drivers unionized in San Diego. Historically, labor groups have struggled to gain traction in retail, where 4.4 percent of workers are members of a union.
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