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Apple Store’s First Union Election In Atlanta

Apple Inc. is a global technology firm headquartered in Cupertino, California, that specialises in consumer devices, software, and online services. Apple is the world’s most valuable firm, the fourth-largest personal computer vendor by unit sales, and the second-largest mobile phone maker. It is also considered the world’s most prestigious company as of January 2021. Apple Inc. is one of the Big Five American Informations alongside Alphabet, Amazon, Meta, and Microsoft.

A copy of the specified election agreement acquired by The Verge shows that Apple Store employees in Atlanta have struck an agreement with the corporation to hold a union election on June 2nd. The announcement is a significant step forward in the worker-led campaign to join the Communications Workers of America.

The Cumberland Mall outlet will be the first unionised Apple retail location in the United States if the drive is successful. It was the first Apple retail outlet in the United States to register for a union election in April. Workers at the Grand Central Terminal shop in New York, as well as those at the Towson Town Center store in Maryland, have started a union drive.

Last month, organisers published a letter outlining their vision for what it should be like to work at Apple, as well as specific changes they want the company to make. They said they want a range of changes, including higher pay cost of living adjustments, greater career development opportunities for retail workers, and stricter enforcement of health and safety rules, particularly concerning COVID. 

The voting period will run from June 2nd to June 4th. Workers will not be able to vote via mail since the election will be held in person. The election will be open to all regular full- and part-time employees, a total of about 100 persons. According to The New York Times, over 70% of people have signed permission cards in favour of the union.

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