Apple Inc is not going to challenge the results of a vote by workers at its Towson, Maryland, store to unionise and intends to take part within the bargaining course of in good religion, an individual aware of the corporate’s plans.
Almost two-thirds of the staff on the retailer voted to affix a union final week, making it the first Apple store in the United States to vote to organise.
The workers voted to affix the Worldwide Affiliation of Machinists and Aerospace Staff (IAM). The IAM didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
Apple is one of several major American companies whose workforces have moved to unionise, with employees at some Starbucks Corp and Amazon Inc locations additionally voting to unionise in current months.
Apple employees at a store in Georgia earlier this year had plans to vote on unionisation however canceled the vote, with union officers later submitting a criticism alleging that Apple intimidated its staff. Staff at two different Apple shops in New York are additionally contemplating unionisation.