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© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Starbucks executive chairman Howard Schultz attends a press conference at the new Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Shanghai, China, December 5, 2017. REUTERS/Aly Song

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. Senate committee will vote next week on whether to issue a subpoena for Starbucks (NASDAQ:) Chief Executive Howard Schultz to testify at a hearing on the company’s compliance with federal labor law.

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee chair Bernie Sanders said the committee will also vote to authorize a committee investigation into major corporations’ labor law violations. Schultz last month declined an invitation from 11 senators to testify on March 9.

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