Apple retail store employees finally vote to unionize in the US

Apple’s Towson Town Center store in the state of Maryland is the first retail location in the US to hold federal elections.

As The Verge reports, he voted for the union, with 65 in favor and 33 against.

Workers want to expand their rights, seeking “a say when it comes to pay, hours and security”.

The union vote came after organizers at an Apple Store in Atlanta state withdrew their petition to hold the election.

Employees of Apple’s Grand Central store in New York were in the process of collecting the signatures needed to petition for a union vote.

As Apple retail store employees moved to form a union over pay equality and other issues, people at the tech giant and the vice president of retail, Deirdre O’Brien, reportedly tried to dissuade them from joining a union.

“I worry about what it would mean to put another outfit in the middle of our relationship,” he was quoted as saying in reports last month.

“An organization that doesn’t have a deep understanding of Apple or our business. And more importantly, I don’t believe that shares our commitment to you.”

O’Brien reportedly said that a union would slow down the company’s ability to respond to employees’ concerns.

To date, no Apple Store has successfully unionized.

Apple recently increased benefits for both part-time and full-time retail employees.

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