BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Workers from the Starbucks store on Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo have voted 'yes' to become the first Starbucks store in the United States to unionize.
Victory at Elmwood, the first unionized Starbucks store in the United States—history made!!!— SBWorkersUnited (@SBWorkersUnited) December 9, 2021
Starbucks workers from the Genesee Street store in Cheektowaga appear to have voted 'yes' to become the second store in the United States to unionize. However, several votes have been challenged that could affect the results.
Workers from the Starbucks location on Camp Road in Hamburg voted no when it came to unionization.
The workers garnered national attention in their effort to unionize, most recently with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders meeting with them and holding a town hall earlier in the week.
The vote total for unionization at the Elmwood store was 19 'yes' to eight 'no'.