Apple store workers vote to form their first US union

Published June 20, 2022
The Apple Store at Fifth Avenue in New York City. — AFP
The Apple Store at Fifth Avenue in New York City. — AFP

SAN FRANCISCO: A majority of employees at a US Apple store have voted to form a union, a first for the tech giant, which has so far tried to discourage unionising attempts.

Of the 110 employees at the Towson, Maryland shop, 65 voted in favour and 33 against, according to a live count broadcast on Saturday by the federal agency overseeing the vote.

The vote comes after a group of employees called AppleCORE campaigned for unionisation.

“We did it Towson! We won our union vote! Thanks to all who worked so hard and all who supported! Now we celebrate... Tomorrow we keep organising,” AppleCORE twe­eted. They are demanding a say in deciding on wages, hours and safety measures.

Published in Dawn,June 20th, 2022

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