Workers at a Home Depot in North Philadelphia overwhelmingly rejected the first store-wide labor union at the world's largest home improvement retailer, spurning an organizing trend that has swept over similar significant retailers.

Workers voted 165 to 51 against forming Home Depot Workers United, according to the National Labor Relations Board, which oversees union elections. Had the vote succeeded, Home Depot would have been added to the growing list of chains facing first-ever unions.

Companies facing union organizing include Amazon, Apple, Starbucks, Chipotle, Trader Joe's, REI, and Medieval Times. Vincent Quiles, the Home Depot employee leading the unionization effort, told the Huffington Post that the successful elections at several of these stores inspired him to lead his own unionizing effort.

"We're inspired by Starbucks and Amazon — let us be the catalyst at Home Depot," Quiles said.

Workers at an Amazon warehouse in Staten Island voted in favor of joining the Amazon Labor Union last spring, making it the group's only successful attempt so far to form a union. Starbucks has seen workers at 247 stores vote to unionize, while 50 stores have rejected the effort.

The current unionizing trend has faced opposition nearly everywhere, as union leaders at both Starbucks and Amazon have filed numerous objections with the NLRB, claiming unfair labor practices and overt actions to dissuade workers from organizing.

According to Associated Press, Quiles has also filed a complaint with the NLRB, accusing managers of engaging in inappropriate surveillance and interrogation tactics against union supporters.

Home Depot has denied the complaint's allegations.

Workers have filed more union petitions this past fiscal year than any other, showing that independent and unaffiliated labor groups are becoming more popular. Organizations like the Teamsters have not been a part of many of the newest organizing efforts.

Atlanta-based Home Depot employs about 500,000 workers at its 2,316 stores in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.