November 29, 2022

Apple workers in Maryland store vote to unionize, first time in US

June 18 (Reuters) – Apple Inc (AAPL.O) Workers in Maryland voted Saturday to join a union, becoming the first retail employees of union-making technology companies in the United States.

The union says more than 100 workers in Dawson, near Baltimore, have “voted overwhelmingly to join the International Association of Machinists and aerospace workers.” Website.

Local workers formed a coalition of organized retail workers and wrote in a letter that “they have the support of the majority of our colleagues.” Letter To Apple CEO Tim Cook.

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“It should not go against our administration or create conflict,” they wrote.

This chart taken on March 1, 2022 has the Apple logo on it. REUTERS / Dado Ruvic / Illustration

An Apple spokeswoman who responded to a Reuters request for comment said in an email that the company had “nothing to add at this time”.

Trade union efforts are gaining momentum in some large US companies, including Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) And Starbucks Corp. (SBUX.O). read more

Apple workers in Atlanta withdrew last month claiming they had been intimidated into trying to unionize.

Some current and former Apple employees began criticizing the company’s working conditions online last year using the hashtag #AppleToo.

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Jaiveer Singh Shekhawat Report in Bangalore; Editing: William Mallard

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