St. Louis Galleria Mall Apple Store has stopped unionization efforts

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Apple's retail store in the St. Louis Galleria Mall has dropped its bid to unionize, blaming the company's hostility towards such efforts.

Union efforts fail in St. Louis
Union efforts fail in St. Louis


On November 16, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers union filed to represent employees at the St. Louis Apple Store. The group already represents Apple Towson Town Center employees in Maryland.

But a report from Bloomberg on Wednesday says that the IAM withdrew its petition to unionize. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Apple Store in question is in the St. Louis Galleria Mall.

"The IAM will continue to ensure that all labor laws are followed and remain hopeful that Apple workers will get the respect and dignity they deserve," the group said.

The IAM had also petitioned the US National Labor Relations Board on behalf of the St. Louis store. In the petition, it accused Apple of requiring workers there to attend a captive audience meeting and threatening retaliation if employees voted to unionize.

The store in St. Louis is the second Apple retail location to reverse unionization efforts. In May 2022, a store in Atlanta abandoned its petition, accusing Apple of illegal union-busting tactics. The Communications Workers of America had planned to represent employees there.

Ultimately, Apple's tactics prevented the union election in the St. Louis store from proceeding. "Apple has chosen the route of disenfranchising its workers and their right to enjoy the benefits of having a union," the IAM said.

Elsewhere, Apple store employees in Oklahoma successfully voted to unionize in October, the second store to have done so in the US after Towson Center in Maryland. That union is part of the Communications Workers of America.

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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 10
    eriamjheriamjh Posts: 1,399member
    The hostility against unions is just a sign of how poorly they will treat employees without it.   
    muthuk_vanalingam
  • Reply 2 of 10
    eriamjh said:
    The hostility against unions is just a sign of how poorly they will treat employees without it.   
    Or in this situation they realized it didn’t behoove them to have a union. 
    RudeBoyRudywatto_cobra
  • Reply 3 of 10
    sflocalsflocal Posts: 6,007member
    eriamjh said:
    The hostility against unions is just a sign of how poorly they will treat employees without it.   
    What "hostility"?  Are you so ready to accept at face value a one-sided story?  Maybe the employees decided Apple's deal was better than whatever the union was offering?

    Enough with the faux-outrage.
    RudeBoyRudymike1watto_cobra
  • Reply 4 of 10
    lkrupplkrupp Posts: 10,183member
    eriamjh said:
    The hostility against unions is just a sign of how poorly they will treat employees without it.   
    Oh stuff it. This is typical union propaganda and psychobabble about “respect and dignity” as if they are tantamount to slaves without a union. The organizers most likely realized they didn’t have the support among the employees they thought they had and instead of just saying so they had to demonize Apple as the spawn of Satan. That’s what union organizers do to save face.
    RudeBoyRudymike1FileMakerFellerwatto_cobra
  • Reply 5 of 10
    Too many stupid people honestly.

    so Apple laid out the facts for not joining a union and Union laid out facts for joining union.

    employees chose not to join and now it’s Apples fault for hostility?

    my son worked at one of these stores who tried to join union, luckily, it never went that far at all, the effort at his store was just about 5 people and they could not get more than that.

    and from my sons experience, the hostility and strong arming was not from the Apple side….
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 6 of 10
    eriamjh said:
    The hostility against unions is just a sign of how poorly they will treat employees without it.   
    Yeah I heard Apple managers was about to hit anyone with hammers that wanted to join the union!!
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 7 of 10
    we have yet to get any serious definitions of 'mistreated' 

    we hear Apple 'mistreats it's employees' yet there is no details, evidence, etc. 

    but yet a union can promise anything without consequences just to get votes. 


    carry on....
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 8 of 10
    danoxdanox Posts: 1,348member
    Then Apple can stay in China :smile: 
  • Reply 9 of 10
    Shame on Apple!
  • Reply 10 of 10
    lkrupplkrupp Posts: 10,183member
    ashley said:
    Shame on Apple!
    For what? Laying out their case for not unionizing? You sound like a union troll.
    watto_cobra
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