By COLIN STAUB
Workers at a Starbucks in Bellingham became the 15th location in Washington to affiliate with Workers United when ballots were counted July 6. So far, only one store in the state has rejected the union (and that vote ended in a tie).
There are now nine union locations in Seattle, including the company’s large Roastery location, where workers voted 38-27 to unionize. Two stores in Bellingham have gone union, and so have one each in Everett, Olympia, Tumwater and Marysville.
Two more Seattle stores and one in North Bend are awaiting ballot counts.
Meanwhile, Oregon is up to 19 union locations after ballot counts June 28 and July 8 for stores in Gresham and Happy Valley (in the latter election, workers delivered a resounding 16-0 unanimous vote).