Apple workers at Maryland store vote 2-1 to unionize

TOWSON, Md. — More than 100 employees of an Apple store in a suburb of Baltimore voted to unionize

by a nearly 2-to-1 margin Saturday, joining a growing US push across tech, retail and service industries to organize for greater workplace protections, a union said.

The workers in Towson, Maryland, voted by a 65-33 margin to seek entry into the International

Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, the union’s announcement said. 

The vote outcome could not immediately be confirmed with the National Labor Relations Board, which would have to certify the outcome and did not immediately answer messages.

The union and the employees intent on organizing said they sent Apple CEO Tim Cook notice last month that they were seeking to organize a union

 The statement said their driving motivation was to seek “rights we do not currently have.”

“I applaud the courage displayed by CORE members at the Apple store in Towson for achieving this historic victory,” said IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. in the statement