Workers at Baltimore Apple Store Vote to Become First to Unionize

Workers at an Apple store in a suburb of Baltimore became the first to unionize after a vote on June 18.

Over 100 employees voted to join the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) on Saturday. IAM International and the organized employees had written a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook in May, informing him of the decision to organize their union, a press release from the IAM said.

The employees had organized as the Coalition of Organized Retail Employees.

This video posted to Twitter by the account of the Machinists Union shows employees celebrating following the vote. Credit: Jonathan Battaglia / Machinists Union via Storyful

Video transcript

CROWD: Whoo!

[SCREAMING]

[CROWD CHEERING]

- Yeah!

- Yes!

- Whoo!

- Way to go!

- Yeah!

- Yeah!

- Whoo!

- Whoo!

CROWD: Whoo!

[SCREAMING]

[CROWD CHEERING]

- Yeah!

- Yes!

- Whoo!

- Way to go!

- Yeah!

- Yeah!

- Whoo!

- Whoo!

CROWD: Whoo!

[SCREAMING]

[CROWD CHEERING]

- Yeah!

- Yes!

- Whoo!

- Way to go!

- Yeah!

- Yeah!

- Whoo!

- Whoo!

CROWD: Whoo!

[SCREAMING]

[CROWD CHEERING]

- Yeah!

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