Unionized Apple employees at the company’s Towson, Maryland store have officially started negotiations on pay and working conditions.
According to David DiMaria, the lead organizer of the Towson Apple store union campaign with the IAMAW, topics under discussion will include pay, working conditions, and having a voice at work. “Being a part of that decision-making process in the things that affect them on the day-to-day is really important,” DiMaria said.
The Towson Apple store is one of many attempting to unionize, and not all have been successful. For example, Apple’s retail store in the St. Louis Galleria Mall has dropped its bid in November to unionize, blaming the Apple’s hostility.