Reynoldsburg becomes 22nd in Ohio to win a union, as historic union victories mount and Starbucks bargains a foundational framework with unionized workers at 430+ stores
Three young people standing with sign saying I stand with Starbucks workers

With dozens of union wins over the past two months, a wave of Starbucks worker victories continued Wednesday as workers at the Reynoldsburg location at 8070 E Broad Street voted to join Starbucks Workers United. They joined partners at twenty stores who voted to join this week and more than 10,500 workers at more than 430 stores nationwide who have unionized with Starbucks Workers United in the past three years. With a vote of 10-2, partners at the store became the 22nd Starbucks location in Ohio to join Starbucks Workers United.

"If I go to my manager for help, nothing happens. If we all go together, Starbucks has no choice but to listen- that’s why we’re unionizing." said Ash Wearly (he/him), a barista at the East Broad store.

The Reynoldsburg partners join a growing nationwide movement of 10,500 baristas joining together to win justice at work, including protections on core issues like respect, living wages, racial and gender equity, and fair scheduling. The historic organizing campaign hinges on peer-to-peer organizing led by workers, for workers – and has won election after election in stores nationwide. Baristas across the country have brought Starbucks to the bargaining table to start negotiating a first contract which has only inspired a new wave of organizing.

Starbuck partners in the following locations have won union elections in the past several weeks:

  • South Jordan, UT
  • Media, PA
  • Newberry, SC
  • Santa Clarita, CA
  • Tampa, FL
  • Davenport, IA
  • Chanhassen, MN
  • Stratham, NH
  • Salem, OR
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Union Starbucks partners met in Atlanta last month and began discussions to reach a foundational framework for collective bargaining agreements for represented stores and partners. Hundreds of delegates representing all union stores participated with 150 delegates attending in person and another 250 joining virtually. They return to the table later this month.

Since 2021, more than 430 Starbucks stores in 43 states and the District of Columbia have successfully unionized — more than any other company in the 21st Century, as Starbucks Workers United has taken the industry and world by storm.


Partners with Starbucks Workers United are organizing to build a better Starbucks across America, and is affiliated with Workers United. To learn more, visit