Apple workers vote for second US store consolidation According to Reuters
By Doyinsola Oladipo
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Apple Inc retail workers voted to form a union at a site in Oklahoma, the US National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) said, turning it into a store. second of the US technology giants to hold.
Ninety-five employees at the Apple (NASDAQ:) Penn Square store in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma had the majority, with 56 votes in favor of joining the Communications Workers’ Union of America (CWA), according to a poll. of the NLRB.
The move to organize spread to new industries during the pandemic, fueled by concerns about workplace safety. The momentum has continued at companies including Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:) and Starbucks Corp (NASDAQ 🙂 and others.
Workers who call themselves the Penn Square Labor Union sought to join the CWA to address workplace concerns including fair pay, career development, and health concerns. and safe COVID-19.
Kevin Herrera, Apple part-time specialist and one of the lead organizers at the Oklahoma City location.
The CWA filed in early October an unfair labor practice charge alleging that Apple managers at the Oklahoma location informed workers that it was unhelpful to support the union. threatens to withhold benefits from workers who support unions, engage in illegal surveillance and interrogate workers, according to a press release from TTK.
Apple declined to comment on the allegations.
“We believe that the open, direct, and collaborative relationship we have with our valued team members is the best way to deliver a great experience for our customers and for our team.” us,” Apple said in a statement.
“We’re proud to offer our team members great compensation and special benefits. Since 2018, we’ve increased our US starting rate by 45%, and we’ve done that. makes significant improvements to its industry-leading interests, including the new company added.
Apple workers near Baltimore, Maryland voted in June to join the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.