Starbucks workers in California and New York see mixed results in union elections

Los Angeles, California - Several Starbucks stores had their union election tallies on Monday – with varied results.

Starbucks workers in Los Angeles won the city's first unionized Starbucks on Monday.
Starbucks workers in Los Angeles won the city's first unionized Starbucks on Monday.  © HECTOR RETAMAL / AFP

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) oversaw several more Starbucks ballot counts on Monday for stores in California and New York.

Each store needed at least 50% of their vote plus one to unionize.

The 2nd and Central location in Los Angeles, California, won a unanimous 5-0 victory, becoming the first unionized store in the city.

The Katella and Los Alamitos store in Los Alamitos, California, wasn't as lucky. They voted 2-11 against unionizing.

The Williamsville Place location in Amherst, New York, voted 6-3 in favor of unionizing, but with 10 challenged ballots, an official result is still outstanding. The NLRB must review those challenges before an outcome is announced.

There are now 84 unionized Starbucks in the country.

Cover photo: HECTOR RETAMAL / AFP

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