IAM CORE, First Unionized Apple Workers, Releases Survey Revealing Alleged Illegal Behavior by Apple

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2024 – The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers’ (IAM) Coalition of Organized Retail Employees (IAM CORE), the first U.S. Apple workers to join a union, has released findings from its independent survey of Apple employees in response to the tech giant’s recent “Workers Rights Assessment,” commissioned to address shareholder concerns and employee activism.

IAM CORE’s survey uncovered discrepancies with Apple’s official report and highlighted a concerning pattern of alleged illegal behavior by the company. The survey highlights unlawful terminations and collective punishment directed toward workers seeking to exercise their right to organize and join a union.

These findings underscore the urgent need for transparency and accountability within Apple’s workplace practices. IAM CORE remains committed to advocating for the rights and well-being of all Apple employees. 

“IAM CORE’s survey findings are deeply troubling and shed light on potential violations of workers’ rights within Apple,” said IAM Eastern Territory General Vice President David Sullivan. “These allegations of illegal behavior demand immediate attention and accountability from Apple management. IAM CORE Union remains steadfast in our commitment to securing a first contract and advocating for Apple employees’ rights and well-being.”

IAM CORE represents approximately 100 employees at Apple’s retail store in Towson, Md. IAM CORE members, who in June 2022 became the first Apple retail store to organize into a union in the United States, have been negotiating with Apple management since January 2023. 

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The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) is one of North America’s largest and most diverse industrial trade unions, representing approximately 600,000 active and retired members in the aerospace, defense, airlines, railroad, transit, healthcare, automotive, and other industries. 

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