What you need to know
- The National Labor Relations Board has certified the union election for the Apple Store in Towson, Maryland
- The newly-formed IAM-CORE can now bargain with Apple.
- It is unclear when bargaining for the first contract with begin.
The first unionized Apple employees are ready to bargain with the company.
In a blog post, The National Labor Relations Board has certified the union election victory for the 100+ Apple Store employees in Towson, Maryland in the United States. The group will be known as IAM-CORE and, now that the certification is in, can meet with Apple management to negogiate its first contract.
IAM Eastern Territory General Vice President David Sullivan said that the group hopes that the first contract with the company will "enhance their workplace and continue to advance Apple's standing as one of the world's most innovative companies."
The employees part of IAM-CORE said that it's goal is to "make Apple the number one company in the world and the number one workplace in the world."
IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. hinted that it isn't stopping at Townson and is building a blueprint for Apple Store employees who wish to unionize across the country.
Apple Store employees at the Maryland location voted overwhelming in favor of unionization on June 18.
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.