Apple’s Second Retail Store Is Unionizing

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.

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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.

Taylor is the Associate Tech Editor at IGN. You can follow her on Twitter @TayNixster.

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