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Apple Store Workers Unionize

June 21, 2022

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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Give me an H! Give me an A! Give me a Z–I–N–G!

September 1, 2013

Give me an H! Give me an A! Give me a Z--I--N--G!

The human pyramid of championship cheerleading came crashing down at Towson University last week. The entire Towson Tiger Cheerleading Team, every single girl, was suspended for hazing. “Hazing in any form will not be tolerated at Towson University,” said university VP Deb Moriarty, and the school’s hazing policy is clear. The cheerleaders are also banned from performing or practicing their quasi-sport, but perhaps they will have a role in Towson’s Hazing Prevention Week, conveniently scheduled for September 23-27, 2013.