Cottonwood Heights Starbucks is first in Utah to unionize
Jun 10, 2022, 5:11 PM | Updated: Oct 19, 2022, 5:35 pm
COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, Utah — Workers at the Cottonwood Heights Starbucks location on Highland Drive are celebrating as they won their union election.
The union election with the National Labor Relations Board was won by a margin of 11-6, as they elected Workers United International Union as their representative in the workplace.
Members of the organizing committee provided the following statement,
“We’re proud to win. We’re standing up. We’re showing the world we’re no longer cogs in a machine… Unions aren’t a band-aid for bad bosses but a fundamental expression of democracy at work. Democracy is hanging by a thread. Our vote today strengthens our country by setting the example. It’s a shame our corporate leaders see us as a threat.”
As of today, over two hundred Starbucks locations across America have unionized.
“We aren’t an outside force. We are Starbucks,” Jacob Lawson said.
The employees invited community members and customers to celebrate their victory with them today at the Cottonwood Heights location.