Apple Suffers a Major Setback

iPhone maker joins Amazon in a club rejected by Silicon Valley.

Employees of an Apple Store in Towson, Maryland have just voted to join the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, or IAM, according to the union.

The vote tally was 65-33 according to IAM.

"We did it Towson! We won our union vote!" organizers posted on Twitter.

"Thanks to all who worked so hard and all who supported! Now we celebrate with  @machinistsunion. Tomorrow we keep organizing."

This is a first for Apple, which means that the firm will have to negotiate with the union after the National Labor Relations Board certifies the results.

"That feeling when ⁦you form the first union at Apple in America. Congrats, @acoreunion! Welcome to the Machinists Union! #1u," International Association of Machinists union tweeted.

"I applaud the courage displayed by CORE members at the Apple store in Towson for achieving this historic victory,” IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. said in a statement.

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