Workers at Seattle Starbucks store set to vote on unionization

SEATTLE — Workers at a Seattle Starbucks store are set to vote on unionization on Tuesday, according to a news release from Starbucks Workers United.

Pending the vote, the Broadway and Denny store would become the first unionized Starbucks store in Seattle.

They would join workers from over 150 stores in 27 states across the country who have filed petitions to join the Starbucks Workers United movement.

In addition to the Broadway and Denny store, six other Starbucks stores in Seattle have also filed for union representation, including the company’s flagship Reserve Roastery.

The vote takes place just weeks after Howard Schultz announced a return to the company as interim CEO.