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Apple store workers in Maryland vote to become first in US to unionize

The decision could spark a wider unionization movement among Apple store workers, similar to the first Starbucks union vote last year

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Ian Kullgren | Bloomberg
Apple store workers near Baltimore voted for a union Saturday, becoming the first organized store in the US in a landmark decision that could change the face of the tech giant’s retail operation.

As of 8:30 p.m., 65 workers who voted at the Towson, Md., store had sided with the union, outnumbering anti-union votes 2 to 1. The bargaining unit includes about 100 workers and is affiliated with the International Association of Machinists.

The decision could spark a wider unionization movement among Apple store workers, similar to the first Starbucks union vote last year that has since prompted nearly 300 other stores

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First Published: Jun 19 2022 | 8:27 AM IST

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