Chicago Roastery Partners Vote No

Partners reject Workers United, overwhelmingly electing to maintain their direct relationship with the company.

Following a union representation election conducted by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), our Chicago Roastery partners voted 119 – 90 to maintain their direct relationship with Starbucks Siren Retail. With more than 230 partners, the Chicago Roastery is the largest Starbucks-owned store in the country. This outcome represents a significant vote of confidence for the direct relationship we currently maintain with nearly 97% of our stores across the U.S.

We are grateful to our partners who chose to make their voices heard – and we are immensely proud of the more than $1.4 billion in partner investments we’ve made to improve the partner experience over the past year.  We look forward to focusing on what unites us as partners and continuing to enhance and evolve the partner experience in whatever ways we can – often with the direct input of our partners, and always with partners at the core of the decisions we make.

At Starbucks, we are all partners.  No vote could ever – or will ever – change how we show up for each other with respect and dignity.  This is the foundation of our core mission and values and what makes us a limitless partner-first company.    

We’re at our best when we’re shoulder-to-shoulder, working together. We won’t always get it right, but we show up every day to do right by every partner – just like we’ve done for partners over the past 52 years. That’s why we’re better when we’re together.