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•  The Associated Press reports that "Home Depot workers in Philadelphia have filed a petition with the federal labor board to form what could be the first store-wide union at the world's largest home improvement retailer.

"The petition, filed with the National Labor Relations Board this week, seeks to form a collective bargaining unit for 274 employees who work in merchandising, specialty and operations. The federal agency's database shows no other attempts to form a store-wide union at the company, though a group of Home Depot drivers successfully unionized with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters in 2019.

"Sara Gorman, a Home Depot spokesperson, said the company is aware of the filing and 'we look forward to talking to our associates about their concerns.'

"'While we will of course work through the NLRB process, we do not believe unionization is the best solution for our associates,' Gorman said in an email."