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Apple Store employees in Maryland, US, may see its first-ever strike, here are the demands – Times of India

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Workers at the US’ first unionized Apple store have voted to authorize a potential strike against the tech giant. The employees at the Towson, Maryland store, represented by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers’ Coalition of Organized Retail Employees (CORE), cast their votes.
This is a significant development in the growing movement to unionize retail and tech workers across the United States.The Towson store voted to unionize in June 2022, and according to CORE, negotiations with Apple management haven’t produced satisfactory results after “over a year.”
While a strike date hasn’t been announced, the authorization vote empowers workers to walk off the job if an agreement isn’t reached. The core issues remain unclear, but the union likely seeks improvements in areas like wages, benefits, or scheduling.
Apple, in a statement, maintained they “deeply value our team members” and offer “industry leading compensation and exceptional benefits.” They also committed to “respectful and good faith” engagement with the union.
The Towson vote comes amid a busy weekend for Apple store unionization efforts. Another store vote resulted in rejecting unionization, highlighting the mixed bag of outcomes in the ongoing movement.

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