ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Two Rochester Starbucks locations voted to unionize Thursday, the latest in a growing unionization movement within the company which began in Buffalo.
The locations on Mount Hope Boulevard and Monroe Avenue joined Starbucks Workers United Thursday.
According to the union, the vote at the Monroe store won, 10-3. The vote at the Mt. Hope store was 13-11.
News 8 spoke to employees in Rochester who shared their excitement with us.
“We won! Yeah I’m so excited. That was incredible I feel like we won by as much as we expected and I’m so excited for the future that we have with Starbucks,” said Michaela Wagstaff.
This comes after a Starbucks location in Buffalo announced its historic unionizing effort last December, becoming the first in the nation to do so. Three more joined the union last month.
According to the union, 13 stores have unionized so far, and nearly 200 have filed for unionization votes.
Workers tell us that while these results have them excited they hope more Starbucks locations in the area will join them.