Another Apple Store folded its bid to unionize.
As reported by Bloomberg, employees at an Apple Store in St. Louis, Missouri, have stopped trying to unionize. The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, which has been working with employees at the store, blames Apple for the downtime.
In a statement released Wednesday, IAM said Apple has engaged in “anti-union practices and increased hostility toward workers. IAM will continue to ensure all labor laws are followed and remain hopeful that Apple workers will receive the respect and dignity they deserve.”
IAM claims that Apple is engaging in anti-union efforts
IAM has already petitioned the US National Labor Relations Board to represent eighty employees of the St. Louis Apple Store just last week. That same week, the union filed a complaint against Apple with the NLRB, claiming that the company had violated federal law by “holding mandatory anti-union meetings, threatening retaliation and telling employees organizing would be pointless.”
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers says, in a statement today, that “Apple has chosen the path of denying its workers their rights and their right to enjoy the benefits of having a union.”
Apple has not yet responded to Bloomberg’s request for comment on the story.
St. Louis is the second Apple Store to halt its regulatory efforts, but there are some stores that have already unionised. The Apple Store in Towson, Maryland, which recently organized with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, began its negotiation efforts with the company in June.
At the time, IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. hinted that the union did not stop at Townson and was developing a scheme for Apple Store employees who would like to unionize across the country. While the efforts may have stopped in St. Louis, they are sure to reappear elsewhere.