Workers at the Apple Towson Town Center store in Maryland voted in favor of the union with 65 “yes” and 33 “no”. About 110 officials were eligible to vote in the election.
The store is Apple’s first retail location in the United States, where union elections are being held, after organizers in Atlanta withdrew their petition for a union votewhich was to take place in early May.
The organization at the Towson store was done by a group of employees called AppleCORE (an acronym for Coalition of Organized Retail Employees). IN said the workers they want to expand their rights, in particular the word when it comes to pay, working hours and security. AppleCORE is affiliated with a larger, established union, the International Association of Drivers and Aerospace Workers.
Apple does not welcome the numerous union campaigns in its open arms stores. The company has hired lawyers against the unions and has shop and even corporate management tells employees why they should not join a union. Organizers even in Atlanta withdrew their petition for electionsalleging that Apple’s conduct made it impossible for a fair vote in which the company was accused breaking up unions through meetings with captive audiences Fr. two separate locations.
No other union elections are currently scheduled at Apple stores in the United States. However, workers at Apple’s Grand Central store in New York are in the process of collecting the signatures needed for a petition to vote. in collaboration with America’s communications workers union. There there are also efforts to organize an Apple store in Louisville, Kentucky.