Starbucks employees at three different stores in Buffalo, New York, will be allowed to hold union elections starting next month following a decision by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), according to the Associated Press.

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The board rejected Starbucks’ attempt to hold a vote with 20 stores in the area. If approved, the three Buffalo stores would be the first in a unionized 8,000-store chain.

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Michelle Eisen, an 11-year Starbucks veteran in Buffalo and a member of the union organizing group, Starbucks Workers United, is pleased with the decision.

Eisen said, “It’s been disappointing to see Starbucks working overtime to try to stop us from organizing, but today’s decision is a big win and we’ll have an even bigger win soon when we vote for our union.” It’s gonna be.”

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Starbucks, which opposes the effort to unionize, issued a statement on Thursday addressing the NLRB’s decision.

“The success of our story comes from working together directly as partners, without any third parties between us,” Starbucks said. “We remain focused on supporting our partners as well as maintaining open, transparent and direct dialogue throughout the process.”

The unionization effort follows other workers at Deere & Co., United Auto Workers and Kellogg Co.’s US grain plant workers who have recently called for unions or gone on strike.

For more reporting from the Associated Press, see below.

Starbucks said Thursday evening that it had just received a decision and was evaluating its options. The company on Thursday reported record revenue of $8.1 billion in its fiscal fourth quarter and announced a $1 billion effort to raise the wages of American workers.

The NLRB said that the union elections would be held from November 10 to December 8 by mail-in ballot. The NLRB will count the ballots on December 9.

As per the decision of NLRB, around 128 employees will vote at the three shops.

Starbucks Workers United is supported by the broader Workers’ United union, which represents 86,000 American and Canadian workers in the food service, clothing, and other industries. Workers United is an affiliate of the Service Employees International Union.

Meanwhile, Amazon employees in New York are calling for union votes. Amazon employees in Alabama overwhelmingly rejected an effort to form a union there in April.