It turns out that Apple Store employees are tired of taking what they give because they work for a living.
Union effort Apple Store reaches fourth location with employee organization in Kentucky
As the Macalope likes to point out when experts say Apple is being cornered by a competitor like the Essential Phone or technology that it’s “late” to like foldable phones, the company has more money than any other company in the industry. history of money. The flip side of this coin (which is a Kruggerand) is that Apple should take good care of all its employees. Very good.
The company, for its part, is against any attempt at unionization. And is a bit of a jerk about it.
Apple Retail Chief Bans Union Workers in New Video
“It’s your right to join a union — and it’s just as much your right not to join a union,” O’Brien said in the video.
“I must say the first part as required by law.” Always nice when a company tells you how to vote on a yes/no question. Thanks, Apple. Good to know. There was a lot of confusion on that subject. Some people thought you could write a vote to join the Swedish All-Nude Bowling League. You can’t. There is a lengthy audition process. You can’t just to vote yourself in it. Ridiculous.
O’Brien said union organizations lack an understanding of how Apple works and may not be committed to employees the way Apple is.
“We run by making a lot of money and we don’t want you to screw that up by asking for things like more money, benefits or not being searched every night before departure. Glad we had this conversation.”
This is all very annoying for the Macalope. The reason this is really annoying is that the Macalope has been making hay for a long time (and you know how he loves hay) because Amazon is the one that hates unions. Now it’s everything uncomfortable†
Way to ruin the Macalope’s easy shots, Apple. Very inconsiderate. Just as the company doesn’t think about its hard-working store staff, it apparently doesn’t think about hard-working mythical creatures either.
…the employees of the Apple Store in Atlanta accused Apple of breaking up unions because it repeatedly held public rallies with anti-union messages to employees.
The Macalope has never been subject to pressure tactics like those in a workplace but he has tried to get people into multi-level marketing schemes and cult religions practiced by actors who like to do their own stunts and the more pressure he felt the more he disliked both the proposal and the proposer. If someone let him attend an anti-union meeting, he would vote for the union ASAP.
Maybe it’s a tactic, but Apple does more than just play the heavy keys.
“Apple Store rewards soar as video dramatically ramps up the fight against unions”
The new starting salary represents an increase of 45% compared to 2018 and will mainly affect store staff.
That’s pretty good. It seems like the next best thing to unionize is just threatening to unionize.
Of course, working at an Apple Store isn’t as bad as working at a Walmart. Or a factory where they make Apple products.
Employees at Apple supplier Quanta revolt against lockdown at factory in China
…workers fear their daily necessities will run out as the lockdown continues.
Very few of these problems are unique to Apple. But sometimes the way the smartphone sausage is made is quite sickening.
Meanwhile, in Renton, look who’s all Gallant against Apple’s Goofus.
Microsoft union response in stark contrast to Apple as company offers ‘absolute support’
Some days, a guy with a classic Mac for his head just can’t take a break.
It’s good that Apple has increased wages for its retail staff. But it’s not always just about wages and while unions aren’t always perfect (just like corporations), the richest company in the world shouldn’t shy away from a bit of collective bargaining at a time when store workers have been asked to work in historically difficult times. circumstances.