Apple Store Workers Unionize

Apple Store Workers Unionize

Belly up to the Genius Bar. Apple retail workers have voted to unionize.

“Workers at Apple’s Towson Town Center store in Maryland have voted to unionize, with 65 yeses and 33 nos. Around 110 employees were eligible to vote in the election.”

“Organizing at the Towson store has been done by a group of employees that called themselves AppleCORE (an acronym for Coalition of Organized Retail Employees). The workers have said they want to expand their rights, specifically asking for a say when it came to pay, hours, and safety. AppleCORE is associated with a larger, established union, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.”

— “Apple retail workers vote to unionize a store in Maryland,” Mitchell Clark, The Verge (links added)


“Apple workers in Maryland vote to join union, a first for the tech giant in US,” Edward Helmore, The Guardian

“Apple store workers vote to form first US union,” David Molloy, BBC News

“Apple Store workers approve union, the first in the U.S.,”  Rachel Lerman, Aaron Gregg and Praveena Somasundaram Washington Post

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Image (“Apple Store, after a 1900 trade card by Tom Browne“) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht,

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