Employees at Apple’s Towson Town Center shop in Maryland will start their union election on June 15 th, after submitting a demand with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) previously this month. The shop is the 2nd to arrange an election. In April, staff members from an Apple Store in Atlanta submitted their own petition to hold a union election, which Apple just recently consented to That vote is set to begin on June 2nd.
The election in Maryland will happen over 4 days, and ballot will be in-person.
On May 3rd, organizers at the shop revealed their objectives to unionize with the IAMAW. The group of staff members calls itself AppleCORE, with CORE standing for Coalition of Organized Retail Employees. According to a report from The Washington Post, they wish to have a higher say in choices about their pay, hours, and the coronavirus precaution at their shop.
In a letter to Tim Cook, the group stated that it had assistance from “a strong bulk” of the employees at the shop. The NLRB needs that a minimum of 30 percent of staff members support a union election prior to it attempts to work out terms for the vote in between the business and workers. (If the 2 celebrations, in this case, Apple and AppleCORE, do not concur, the regulator will hold a hearing.)
It’s most likely the staff members at Towson Town Center will not be the last to declare a union election. Last month, workers at Apple’s Grand Central Terminal shop in New York started gathering signatures they can utilize to reveal interest in a vote to the NLRB.
Update May 20 th, 11: 45 AM ET: Added the date for the election.