Every month, I release a report on the the Starbucks unionization drive (see May 2022) using data from the National Labor Relations Board supplemented by data from More Perfect Union. This is the report for June 2022.

Union Elections and ULP Charges

In June, the Starbucks Union filed 40 unfair labor practice (ULP) charges against Starbucks, bringing the total number of ULP charges to 225. These charges typically allege that Starbucks has engaged in retaliation of one sort or another.

The Starbucks Union won 82 union elections last month, which increased the size of the union by around 2,193 workers. At the end of June, the Starbucks Union had successfully organized 187 stores covering around 5,080 workers.

Apr 2022May 2022Jun 2022Current Total
Election Wins366282187
Workers Unionized1,1221,3692,1935,080
Election Filings644628322
Unfair Labor Practice Charges466940225

Also in June, the Starbucks Union filed for elections at 28 new Starbucks stores. So far, the union has won around 84 percent of the elections that have been run, with each election victory adding an average of 27 workers to the union. If these same numbers hold going forward, then the 28 election filings in May will eventually yield 24 election victories covering 648 Starbucks workers.

By the end of June, there were 123 open election filings where an election had not yet been run. If past success rates hold, these 123 elections will result in 104 union victories covering 2,815 workers over the next few months.

Combining the results from the 187 elections that have already been won with these 104 projected election victories puts the likely current size of the Starbucks Union at 291 stores covering 7,895 workers.


By the end of June, the Starbucks Union had won elections in 115 cities across 30 states.

CityUnionized Starbucks Stores
Seattle, WA9
Portland, OR8
Pittsburgh, PA7
Eugene, OR7
Richmond, VA6
Boston, MA5
Philadelphia, PA5
Ann Arbor, MI5
Chicago, IL4
Denver, CO4
St. Louis, MO3
Ithaca, NY3
Amherst, NY2
Atlanta, GA2
Brooklyn, NY2
San Antonio, TX2
Anaheim, CA2
Oklahoma City, OK2
Austin, TX2
Colorado Springs, CO2
Brookline, MA2
Beaverton, OR2
Knoxville, TN2
Tallahassee, FL2
Santa Cruz, CA2
Jacksonville, FL2
New York, NY2
Rochester, NY2
Buffalo, NY2
Mesa, AZ2
Birmingham, AL1
Avondale, AZ1
Phoenix, AZ1
Capitola, CA1
La Quinta, CA1
Lakewood, CA1
Long Beach, CA1
Los Angeles, CA1
Louisville, CO1
West Hartford, CT1
Miami Springs, FL1
Oviedo, FL1
Augusta, GA1
Cary, IL1
Peoria, IL1
Lawrence, KS1
Overland Park, KS1
Louisville, KY1
New Orleans, LA1
Allston, MA1
Brighton, MA1
Cambridge, MA1
Gardner, MA1
Waban, MA1
Watertown, MA1
Westford, MA1
Worcester, MA1
Baltimore, MD1
Bel Air, MD1
Linthicum Heights, MD1
Nottingham, MD1
Olney, MD1
Stevensville, MD1
Clinton Township, MI1
East Lansing, MI1
Flint, MI1
Grand Rapids, MI1
Lansing, MI1
Bloomington, MN1
Minneapolis, MN1
St. Anthony, MN1
St. Paul, MN1
Independence, MO1
Kansas City, MO1
Boone, NC1
Hamilton, NJ1
Hopewell (Township), NJ1
Summit, NJ1
Albany, NY1
Astoria, NY1
Depew, NY1
Garden City, NY1
Hamburg (Town), NY1
Latham, NY1
Massapequa, NY1
Nanuet, NY1
Queens, NY1
Cincinnati, OH1
Cleveland, OH1
Columbus, OH1
Westerville, OH1
Gresham, OR1
Greensburg, PA1
Anderson, SC1
Columbia, SC1
Greenville, SC1
Memphis, TN1
Denton, TX1
Cottonwood Heights, UT1
Falls Church, VA1
Farmville, VA1
Leesburg, VA1
Sterling, VA1
Midlothian, VA1
Newport News, VA1
Roanoke, VA1
Bellingham, WA1
Everett, WA1
Marysville, WA1
Olympia, WA1
Tumwater, WA1
Appleton, WI1
Madison, WI1
Oak Creek, WI1
Plover, WI1

Seattle, Washington currently leads the pack with 9 unionized stores.