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NLRB Region 3-Buffalo Announces Results of Starbucks Ballot Count

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Buffalo, NY—Region 3 of the National Labor Relations Board completed three ballot counts on December 9, 2021 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—Elmwood – 03-RC-282115

 

Approximate number of eligible voters 36
Number of void ballots    0
Number of votes cast for the Petitioner, Workers United 19
Number of votes cast against participating labor organization  8
Number of valid votes counted 27
Number of challenged ballots  0
Number of valid votes counted plus challenged ballots 27

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 December 16, 2021. 

Election 2—Camp Road – 03-RC-282127

 

Approximate number of eligible voters 29
Number of void ballots    1
Number of votes cast for the Petitioner, Workers United 8
Number of votes cast against participating labor organization  12
Number of valid votes counted 20
Number of resolved challenged ballots  1
Number of unresolved challenged ballots 2
Number of valid votes counted plus challenged ballots 22

The challenged ballots are not determinative. A majority of the valid votes counted has not 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 December 16, 2021. 

Election 3— Cheektowaga- 03-RC-282139

 

Approximate number of eligible voters 46
Number of void ballots    0
Number of votes cast for the Petitioner, Workers United 15
Number of votes cast against participating labor organization  9
Number of valid votes counted 24
Number of challenged ballots  7
Number of valid votes counted plus challenged ballots 31

The challenged ballots are determinative. Once a sufficient number of challenged ballots are resolved and any objections are processed, the results of the election can be determined. Any objections to the election are due within five business days after the preparation of the tally, which is December 16, 2021. 

 

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.