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ATLANTA APPLE STORE EMPLOYEES SAY 'THREATS' MADE FAIR UNION VOTE IMPOSSIBLE

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Bloomberg reports that Apple Store employees at the Cumberland Mall will no longer hold union elections in June.

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The Communications Workers Union of America (or CWA), which is trying to set up stores,

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said it withdrew the request for the election because "Apple's repeated violations of the National Labor Relations Act have prevented a free and fair election."

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The vote, which was due to begin on June 2, would have been the first union vote at an Apple Store in the US.

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The Maryland store will have this right unless this petition is withdrawn.

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Towson Town Center store employees are scheduled to begin voting in person on June 15.

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For the now-cancelled election, Apple has faced allegations of a union crackdown.

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The firm hired anti-union lawyers and spread anti-union messages through video messages from store managers and even executives.

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The CWA also filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB),

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lleging that the company held meetings with spectators in Atlanta to disrupt the organization.

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lleging that the company held meetings with spectators in Atlanta to disrupt the organization.

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