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Apple workers at a Maryland store are voting to form unions, the first of their kind in the United States

Apple workers at a Maryland store are voting to form unions, the first of their kind in the United States

June 18 (Reuters) – Apple Inc (AAPL.O) Workers in Maryland voted on Saturday to join a union, becoming the tech giant’s first retail employees to join a union in the United States.

More than 100 workers in Tucson, near Baltimore, voted “overwhelmingly to join the International Machinists and Space Workers Association,” the union said in a statement. website.

And they wrote in message To Apple CEO Tim Cook.

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“This is something we do not oppose or create conflict with our administration,” they wrote.

The Apple logo is seen in this illustration taken on March 1, 2022. REUTERS / Dado Ruvic / Illustration

An Apple spokesperson, responding to a Reuters request for comment, said by email that the company “has nothing to add at this time.”

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Apple workers in Atlanta who were seeking unionization withdrew their order last month, alleging intimidation.

Some current and former Apple employees last year began criticizing the company’s working conditions online, using the hashtag #AppleToo.

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Additional reporting by Jaivir Singh Shekhawat in Bengaluru; Editing by William Mallard

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