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NLRB Region 3-Buffalo Announces Results of Starbucks Ballot Counts

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Buffalo, NY—Region 3 of the National Labor Relations Board completed three ballot counts on March 9, 2022 in union elections involving employees at Starbucks choosing whether or not to be represented by Workers United. The ballot counts were conducted by an NLRB Region 3 employee at the Buffalo Regional office. The resultant Tallies of Ballot show the following results:

Election 1—Walden & Anderson–03 RC 285929

Approximate number of eligible voters

39

Number of void ballots   

2

Number of votes cast for the Petitioner, Workers United

8

Number of votes cast against participating labor organization 

7

Number of valid votes counted

15

Number of challenged ballots 

0

Number of valid votes counted plus challenged ballots

15

There are no challenged ballots. A majority of the valid votes counted has been cast for the Petitioner, Workers United. The results of this count will not be certified until the Region processes any objections that might be filed by the parties contesting the election. Any objections to the election are due within five business days after the preparation of the tally, which is March 16, 2022. 

Election 2—Sheridan & Bailey – 03-RC-285986

Approximate number of eligible voters

44

Number of void ballots   

1

Number of votes cast for the Petitioner, Workers United

15

Number of votes cast against participating labor organization 

12

Number of valid votes counted

27

Number of challenged ballots

2

Number of valid votes counted plus challenged ballots

29

The challenged ballots are not determinative. A majority of the valid votes counted has been cast for the Petitioner, Workers United. The results of this count will not be certified until the Region processes any objections that might be filed by the parties contesting the election. Any objections to the election are due within five business days after the preparation of the tally, which is March 16, 2022. 

Election 3—Transit & French—03-RC-285989

Approximate number of eligible voters

37

Number of void ballots   

0

Number of votes cast for the Petitioner, Workers United

15

Number of votes cast against participating labor organization 

12

Number of valid votes counted

27

Number of challenged ballots 

2

Number of valid votes counted plus challenged ballots

29

The challenged ballots are not determinative. A majority of the valid votes counted has been cast for the Petitioner, Workers United. The results of this count will not be certified until the Region processes any objections that might be filed by the parties contesting the election. Any objections to the election are due within five business days after the preparation of the tally, which is March 16, 2022. 

Established in 1935, the National Labor Relations Board is an independent federal agency that protects employees, employers, and unions from unfair labor practices and protects the right of private sector employees to join together, with or without a union, to improve wages, benefits and working conditions. The NLRB conducts hundreds of workplace elections and investigates thousands of unfair labor practice charges each year. Region 3 serves areas in New York and Vermont from its Regional Office in Buffalo and its Resident Office in Albany.