A first employee union at Apple in the United States

The apple brand will have to deal with workers’ union rights. One hundred employees at the Apple store in Towson, Maryland (United States) voted in favor of joining a union on June 18. By joining the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (AIM), they become the first union members at Apple in this country. A feat when you know that the firm is working to block attempts to unionize in its stores. The objective is “to access rights that we do not have”, write, in a letter to their CEO, the employees who have joined the union. They demand, among other things, to enjoy their rights to information and to collective bargaining. “Thousands of Apple employees across the country (…) had their eyes riveted on this election,” observes Robert Martinez, president of AIM. Other brand stores could follow suit.

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