The battle of Apple employees to win a union organization continues. The collaborators ofApple Store in Atlanta have reached an agreement with the company to hold the trade union elections next June 2nd. A significant step forward in the effort of workers to organize with the Communications Workers of America. If all goes well, in fact, the Atlanta store would be the first to have its own union.
The Apple Store in Atlanta is the first to vote for a union
In recent weeks there has been a lot of talk about the initiatives of the employees of the Apple Store in Atlanta, the first to apply for a union election in the United States. Likewise, employees at the New York and Maryland stores also made a similar request. But for now they don’t seem to have reached any agreement. Atlanta workers, on the other hand, will vote to be represented by Communications Workers of America. To be able to achieve the goal they have set themselves, over 50% of the 100 employees of the store will have to vote in favor of the union. A quorum that is not difficult to achieve, considering that over 70% of the store’s workers expressed interest in organizing.
After filing a formal application in April, employees at the Apple Store in Atlanta were finally able to get permission to vote. This will be held in attendance from 2 to 4 June, and will not accept the sending of ballot papers. Apparently, Apple tried to postpone the vote to July. But the CWA objected as it was clear the company just wanted to take the time to get employees to change their minds about it. On the other hand, Apple has never explicitly stated that it is against the organization of workers. Yet the company is already working with Littler Mendelson’s attorneys, known for their anti-union activities.
For their part, some time ago the employees published a letter in which they explained their vision of what work in the company should be like. Including the specific changes they wanted Apple to make. Among these are a better salary, better career growth options for store employees and a more careful application of security protocols. In response, the company said, “We are delighted to offer very high compensation and benefits for full-time and part-time employees, including health care, tuition reimbursement, new parental leave, paid family leave, share grants. annuals and many other benefits “.