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Apple Store employees in Atlanta have Filed for the First Union Election in the United States

They want to Join the Communications Workers of America to form a Union.

The National Labor Relations Board has been notified that employees at an Apple Store in Atlanta have filed for a union election. This is the first time Apple Store employees in the United States have asked for a union election. The Communications Workers of America will represent them.

Over 70 percent of Apple’s Cumberland Mall store’s eligible employees have signed union authorization cards. Sales reps, operations professionals, techs, and creatives make up the team. Workers in the telecommunications, media, and technology industries are represented by the CWA.

According to the article, the new union would represent 107 employees at an Apple shop at Cumberland Mall in northwest Atlanta. According to the article, which referenced internal files, the attempt is backed by the Communications Workers of America as part of a bigger campaign to organise tech employees and would be known as Apple Workers Union. Reuters reached out to Apple and the Communications Workers of America for comment, but neither responded immediately.

Efforts to unionize huge US firms, such as Amazon and Starbucks, are gaining traction. According to the National Labor Relations Board, workers and labour groups in the United States filed 57 percent more petitions to be represented by unions in the last six months.

Apple Genius employee Derrick Bowles stated in a statement, “A number of us have been here for many years, and we don’t think you stick at a place unless you enjoy it.” “Apple is a really great place to work, but we know that the firm can do more to live up to its values, so we’re thrilled to be working with our coworkers to bring Apple to the negotiation table and make this an even better place to work.”

Despite the fact that this is the first Apple Store union drive to result in an NLRB election filing, employees at other Apple Store locations around the country are attempting to organize. Employees at New York City’s Grand Central Terminal were gathering signatures to create a union last weekend, according to reports. Fruit Stand Workers United, a labour union, demanded this week that Apple provide better benefits and pay a minimum of $30 per hour.

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