Workers at a Wells Fargo branch in Albuquerque, New Mexico, voted 5-3 in favor of unionizing, marking the first such vote at a major U.S. bank. The bankers and tellers joined a broader unionization push that has emerged at companies like Starbucks and, as workers seek more say at their jobs following pandemic-related disruptions and rising prices. The workers are seeking higher wages, better benefits, and push back against branch closures and rampant understaffing, low pay, and mismanagement.

The Committee for Better Banks and Wells Fargo have not confirmed when contract negotiations will begin, despite smaller bank workers organizing.

Wells Fargo respects employees’ union representation rights and believes direct work with the company is best for their benefit. Shares rose 0.9% after hours.