Cottonwood Heights Starbucks workers vote to unionize
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.