Employees of the Starbucks store, located at 88 East Broad Street, won the election with 8-4 votes to become part of the Starbucks Workers United union.
COLOMBUS, Ohio – Starbucks in downtown Columbus on Tuesday voted to become the first union in Ohio.
Employees at Starbucks Store located at 88 East Broad Street, winning the election with 8-4 votes to become part of the Starbucks Workers United union.
The vote comes after dozens of Starbucks centers across the country voted to become part of the union over the past year.
The union’s organizing committee said that after they applied to join the union in March, the store had resolved long-term problems with facilities, such as allowing tips on credit card sales.
“These are very real and tangible improvements that will benefit future Starbucks baristas, improvements that are a direct result of employees being bold and demanding positive change,” said a Starbucks Workers United spokesman.
The Columbus store joins more than 83 other stores in New York, Washington, Illinois and other states. Employees of more than 250 American stores have petitioned for union elections.
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