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Cottonwood Heights Starbucks workers vote to unionize

Cottonwood Heights Starbucks, March 2022
April Fossen
Employees at a Starbucks in Cottonwood Heights, seen here, are banding together to unionize, March 31, 2022.

Baristas at a Starbucks in Cottonwood Heights on Friday officially became the first store to unionize in Utah, joining a growing labor movement of more than 100 organized Starbucks locations nationwide.

After sending in ballots in May, the workers’ vote was certified on Friday, June 10 by the National Labor Relations Board, with a margin of 11-6. Since December, nearly 150 stores in 29 states have won union elections, as of Friday afternoon, according to More Perfect Union. Cottonwood Heights workers will take a few months to “collect (themselves)” before beginning the collective bargaining process.

Previously: Utah Starbucks workers in Cottonwood Heights join push to unionize

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