Monday, March 4

Apple workers vote for unionizing second US store

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NEW YORK — Apple Inc retail workers voted in favor of forming a union at an Oklahoma location, the US National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) said, making it the tech giant’s second US store to organize.

Ninety-five employees at the Apple Penn Square store in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma secured a majority, with 56 votes in support of joining the Communications Workers of America Union (CWA), according to a tally by the NLRB.

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The move to organize spread to new industries during the pandemic, sparked by concerns about workplace safety. Momentum has continued at companies including Inc and Starbucks Corp and others. (Reporting by Doyinsola Oladipo in New York and Abinaya Vijayaraghavan in Bengaluru; Editing by Michael Perry)