Apple’s Second Retail Store Is Unionizing

This is the third US Apple Retail store to seek unionization.

An Apple retail store located in the Towson Town Center Mall in Maryland announced today that it has filed for a union election.

In a press release, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) organizer Dave DiMaria announced that the employees at the Maryland-based store had organized a union called Coalition of Organized Retail Employees (AppleCORE for short), and the trade union will represent it.

In a recent report by The Washington Post, several members of AppleCORE explained the decision to unionize was to allow them to have a voice on matters such as scheduling, pay, and coronavirus safety. “To be clear, the decision to form a union is about us as workers gaining access to rights that we do not currently have,” members of AppleCORE wrote in a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook

Towson Town Center is the third Apple Retail store based in the US to file for a union election. In mid-April, workers at the Grand Central Terminal location in New York began collecting signatures to form a union. While employees at the Cumberland Mall location in Atlanta, Georgia, filed a petition to unionize later that month, with its union election set for June 2.

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