Apple Ready To Bargain With Employees Union
Apple Inc. has accepted the outcome of a vote by Maryland store employees to become the company's first to join a union and is now ready to work with them, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters' Stephen Nellis on Friday (Saturday, June 25, 2022, in Manila.)
Photo Insert: Last Monday, over two-thirds of employees at the Apple store in Towson, Maryland, united as the Coalition of Organized Retail Employees (CORE), decided to join a union.
Apple is one of several big American corporations whose workforces have voted to unionize in recent months, with workers at some Starbucks Corp. and Amazon Inc. locations also deciding to join a union.
Last Monday, over two-thirds of employees at the Apple store in Towson, Maryland, united as the Coalition of Organized Retail Employees (CORE), decided to join a union. The store is the first of Apple's approximately 270 US locations to do so.
The victorious vote followed the cancellation of another planned poll in Georgia earlier this year. According to a person familiar with the situation, Apple expects to participate in the bargaining process in "good faith."
Employees in Maryland chose to join the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM).
The union's eastern region vice president, David Sullivan, said in a statement that members "look forward to bargaining with Apple and obtaining a strong first contract that makes positive changes for Apple workers and the customers they are proud to serve."