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Choosing unions at Apple’s Maryland stores is the latest in labor incentives

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FILE – Michelle Eisen, a bartender in Buffalo, New York, Elmwood Starbucks, helps local Starbucks Workers United employees at a local Starbucks meeting in a local union hall to vote for unionization or not in February. 16, 2022, in Mesa, Arizona. In December, the Starbucks store in Buffalo became the first to merge into one of the company’s coffee shop stores. At least 150 of the company’s 9,000 Starbucks-run stores in the United States have since voted for unionization, according to the National Labor Council, and at least 10 stores have rejected the union. (AP Photo / Ross D. Franklin, File)

Employees of the Apple store in the suburbs of Baltimore voted for union with almost 2 to 1 difference on Saturday. Here’s a look at other union initiatives in the last few months:

STARBUKS

In December, the Starbucks store in Buffalo became the first to merge into one of the company’s coffee shop stores. At least 150 of Starbucks’ 9,000 company stores in the United States have voted in favor of unionization since then, according to the National Labor Council, and at least 10 stores have rejected the union.

AMAZON

Amazon workers in Staten Island, New York, voted in favor of unionization in April, marking the first successful US effort in the history of the retail giant. But a second Staten Island warehouse rejected a union offer about a month later.

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ALPHABET

In January, a group of Google engineers and other workers announced that they had formed a union, a rare place for the labor movement in the technology industry. The group formed the Alphabet Workers’ Union last year, which represents about 800 Google employees and is run by five people under the age of 35. Alphabet is the parent company of Google.

REI

Workers at a New York outpost of REI outdoor clothing and equipment vendors voted overwhelmingly in March to join a union, the first REI store to do so. Seattle-based REI has more than 170 locations in 41 states and Washington, DC

ACTIVISION BIZZARD

Activists Blizzard’s video game workers voted in favor of unionization in May, forming the first union in a major U.S. video game company after a vote involving a small group of Wisconsin-based quality assurance testers. The developer of Call of Duty Raven Software, a subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, formed an alliance with 19 votes in favor.

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Choosing unions at Apple’s Maryland stores is the latest in labor incentives

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