First in the U.S., Apple workers in Maryland unionise.

Apple workers at a Baltimore shop chose to unionise, making it the first of the company's 270+ U.S. locations to join a trend in labour organising sweeping across retailers  and IT enterprises.

65 Apple workers in Towson, Md., voted for the union, Apple Coalition of Organized Retail Employees, while 33 voted against. 

 It will join the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, a 300,000-member organisation.

Robert Martinez Jr., president of IAM International, praised CORE members at the Apple shop in Towson. They sacrificed for thousands of Apple workers who were watching the election.

Apple's argument that it pays more than many stores and offers health care and stock awards backfired. 

Apple workers are organising at Grand Central Terminal and a Louisville shop. These businesses are developing support before seeking office