St. Louis Apple Store employees file a union election

A group of Apple Store employees in St. Louis, Missouri has run for union elections. On Wednesday, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), the union that hopes to represent the workers, it petitioned the National Labor Relations Board to hold a union vote. IAM says it hopes to represent about 82 employees in the effort.

The union previously filed a complaint with the NLRB accusing Apple of subjecting its employees to private audience meetings where management presented anti-union topics. In June, IAM helped employees at the company’s Towson Town Center location in Maryland become the first Apple Store union in the US to unite.

Apple did not immediately respond to Engadget’s request for comment. The petition comes as more of the company’s store employees want to organize their workplace. Earlier this month, Apple Store employees in Glasgow voted overwhelmingly in favor of . With that, Apple Glasgow is now on track to form the UK’s first unionized Apple Store. In the United States, the company has so far seen two store locations vote to join a union, with a handful still working to organize. Workers at those stores have accused the company of employing union-destroying tactics, including restricting access to pro-union fliers. In the case of Towson Town Center, the organizers say the company is .

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