Longmont Starbucks becomes 11th location in Colorado to unionize

By BizWest

LONGMONT — Longmont Starbucks workers at the 17th and Hover store have become the latest coffee shop workforce to join a union.

The workers petitioned to join the Starbucks Workers United union in February and followed through with a vote this week. The workers voted 15-4 to join more than 410 stores and 10,000 Starbucks workers nationwide who have decided to unionize. It’s the first Starbucks in Longmont and the 11th Colorado location to join.​

“Starbucks workers deserve consistency and reliability,” Emily Winkler, a barista with more than a year at the 17th & Hoover location, said in a written statement. “My hope in unionizing is creating an environment where we have the needed resources to better represent and run our store.”