• Employees at the Astoria Car Wash & Hi-Tek 10 Minute Lube in New York City voted 21-5 to join the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union. Six months before the vote, the union launched a concerted campaign to organize car washes as part of a city-wide attempt to improve working conditions for the employees, partnering with two advocacy groups.
  • Workers at a Coca-Cola bottling plant in North Texas voted “no union” by a margin of 215 to 191, rejecting a bid by the Teamsters. The election is the second time the union had attempted to organize the production workers at the plant in two years.
  • The Culinary Union, affiliated with UNITE HERE, is attempting to organize 6,000 servers, housekeepers, bartenders, porters, kitchen staff, and maintenance workers at Station Casinos in Las Vegas. The organizing campaign began in February 2010, but it is unclear whether or when a representation vote will be set.