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NLRB Region 19-Seattle Announces Results of Starbucks Ballot Count

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Seattle, WA—Region 19 of the National Labor Relations Board completed a ballot count on March 22, 2022 in a union election involving employees at a Starbucks in Seattle choosing whether or not to be represented by Workers United. The ballot count was conducted by an NLRB Region 19 employee at the Seattle Regional office. The resultant Tally of Ballots shows the following result:

Approximate number of eligible voters


Number of void ballots   


Number of votes cast for the Petitioner, Workers United


Number of votes cast against participating labor organization 


Number of valid votes counted


Number of challenged ballots 


Number of valid votes counted plus challenged ballots


The challenged ballot is 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 29, 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 19 serves areas in Alaska, Montana, Oregon, and Washington from its Regional Office in Seattle and Subregional Office in Portland.