Apple store workers in Atlanta file for the company’s first union election

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Apple retail workers in Atlanta have voted to unionize. | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

An Apple retail store in Atlanta has filed for a union election with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The workers at the Cumberland Mall store, which includes salespeople, technicians, creatives, and operations specialists, would be represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA). More than 70 percent of the group of about 100 eligible workers signed the union authorization cards, according to a news release — the minimum required is 30 percent.

If a majority of the workers vote to unionize, the store would be the first unionized Apple store in the US. Their petition now goes for formal review by the NLRB.

“Apple is a profoundly positive place to work, but we know that the company can better live up to their ideals…

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Author: Kim Lyons