Apple Store Maryland workers have made history by voting to officially join a union, becoming the first Apple retail location in the US after Apple attempts to calm union efforts.

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As reported by CNBC, employees of the “Apple Store” in Towson, Maryland voted 65 in favor and 33 against an appeal to join the Machinists Union. 110 employees were allowed to vote from Wednesday to Saturday evening. Employees hope the new move will encourage Apple to provide better wages and working conditions, both of which are the company has already committed to do

As noted by CNBCthe National Labor Relations Board has yet to verify the votes before Apple has to begin negotiations with the union.

In a video shared in mayDeirdre O’Brien, Apple’s chief of retail and human resources, said workers “have the right to join a union,” but added that it also includes the right of workers “not to join a union.” “. “We have a relationship built on an open and collaborative and direct engagement, which I believe can fundamentally change if a store is represented by a union under a collective bargaining agreement,” added O’Brien.

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