Biden applauds Apple store workers in Maryland for successful union election

President Joe Biden applauded Apple Store workers in Maryland for their successful union election. Biden said he was proud of the employees because they became the first organized employees at the Apple Store in the United States.

Biden proud of Apple workers for voting to unionize

On Saturday, June 19, the majority of workers at the Apple Store in Towson, Maryland voted in favor of a union. The 2-1 majority in favor of the vote had 65 employees voting for a union. Only 33 of them voted against. Thus, the store became the first Apple retail store in the United States to have an organized union.

On Monday morning, Biden told reporters, “I’m proud of them. Look, you know, workers have the right to determine under what conditions they will work or not work. Biden is known as the most pro-union president in US history. He placed his labor ties ahead of November’s midterm elections,

Biden defends workers’ union

Biden also invited labor organizers to the White House and even spoke at the international convention of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in Chicago last month. Then, in April, he also spoke to North American building trades unions.

Earlier this month, Biden backed efforts by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union to tackle delays at ports across the country that are contributing to supply chain issues,

What the first union for Apple Store workers means for Apple

Meanwhile, Apple has yet to release an official statement on the unionization of workers at the Apple store in Towson, Maryland. Organizing these workers could change the face of the Cupertino-based company’s retail operations. What’s more, it could also rekindle the resolve of Apple workers in other places to continue their organizing efforts.

On the one hand, it could encourage workers at the Apple store in Atlanta to postpone their union election. Workers who were organized by the Communications Workers of America decided to postpone their union election.