Atlanta store union vote is postponed not cancelled, says organizers

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Decrying Apple's alleged intimidation tactics at the Cumberland, Atlanta store, AppleTogether organizers deny that the union vote was cancelled.

Apple Cumberland Mall
Apple Cumberland Mall


It was previously reported that workers at the Apple Cumberland store in Atlanta had dropped their plans to hold a vote over joining a union. That report said that the request for a vote had been withdrawn, specifically because of Apple's alleged use of illegal union-busting tactics.

Following a subsequent Bloomberg report about Apple's raising salaries, organizers behind the AppleTogether labor group have objected. They say that the publication is erroneously claiming the union vote was cancelled, and also object to a suggestion the vote was dropped unexpectedly.

Psst, Cumberland workers didn't "cancel" their vote to unionize, they postponed it. And it wasn't out-of-the-blue; it was due to intense union-busting from Apple. Details matter. #AppleTogether #UnionBustingIsDisgusting https://t.co/WsxsDNV3uk

-- AppleTogether (@AppleLaborers)


Originally due to be held on June 2, it's not been stated when a rescheduled vote may be held.

Apple Cumberland was the first of Apple's retail stores to publicly discuss unionization. Subsequently several stores have followed, since when Apple has reportedly been hiring anti-union lawyers, and retail chief Deirdre O'Brien has sent a video to staff, claiming unionization could slow workplace progress.

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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 4
    MadbumMadbum Posts: 305member
    Elon Musk cutting 10 percent workers, so is Coinbase and Saleforce

    is this really the best time to be doing this when your job is to sell iPhones and show old people how to use iPhones that every 10 year old can do now?
    WeetuRudeBoyRudy
  • Reply 2 of 4
    darkvaderdarkvader Posts: 920member
    Madbum said:
    Elon Musk cutting 10 percent workers, so is Coinbase and Saleforce

    is this really the best time to be doing this when your job is to sell iPhones and show old people how to use iPhones that every 10 year old can do now?

    Guess they should have unionized when they had the chance.

    Yes, NOW is always the best time for workers to unionize, for ALL values of NOW.
  • Reply 3 of 4
    red oakred oak Posts: 964member
    Drama.  Accusing others.  Lack of maturity.   Us against them.   All these things,  and the store isn’t even unionized yet

      Just imagine the possibilities 
  • Reply 4 of 4
    MadbumMadbum Posts: 305member
    red oak said:
    Drama.  Accusing others.  Lack of maturity.   Us against them.   All these things,  and the store isn’t even unionized yet

      Just imagine the possibilities 
    Employment is at will. If Jobs was here, these people would have been gone yesterday
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