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Apple Store Employees Talk Of Unionizing

Apple Store Employees Talk Of Unionizing

Along with yesterday’s big topic – Apple’s 10th retail anniversary – CultofMac reports that Apple Store employees are considering unionizing. I imaging that if Apple Retail Store employees ever went on strike, the response would be very interesting to watch unfold…

In fact, this was really just a very small but vocal group of Apple Store Employees who, rather than celebrating, decided to use the event as a political pulpit, and are working hard even now to unionize in response to what they call unfair treatment and compensation.

The group, called the Apple Retail Union, made an announcement which included this statement:

We are launching today to get fellow employees, shoppers, and the world know that we work in one of the most demanding retail environments while suffering through unfair treatment and compensation among many other various issues… We deserve better. Our time has come.

Whether or not the time for an Apple Retail union really has come or not, we imaging that certain notable people will have something to say about this, as it does seem that there growing talk of such a union. MacWorld reports that they have heard growing reports amongst Apple employees in the Pacific Northwest about this, including mention that an attempt at negotiating with management at the Alderwood Store have have occurred recently.

It’ll be interesting to see the reaction. With their jobs in unusually high demand for retail jobs, it’s likely that Apple could, without taking on serious damages, fire the lot of them and have them replaced in no time flat. Only time will tell how this might unfold.

  1. Mohotter says:

    Except by firing them Apple will be breaking the law This will in turn will lead to a lawsuit and low & behold, Apple becomes the new Walmart.

  2. Joelcheney says:

     Or Apple will allow employees to unionize and, “low and behold”, Apple is the new GM.  UNIONS SUCK!  Nothing but leaches.  We’ll see how liberal Steve Jobs is after he and all he built is destroyed by the moochers.

  3. Anon says:

    Um sorry your job is so demanding, maybe they should have went to college. Apple products already cost too much. Unions would only make them cost more and lose a lot of respect from their customers.

    1. William Carr says:

      Um sorry, but you think going to college guarantees a better job?   

      Check again.Apple has $76 Billion in assets.    I do believe they could bargain with store employees and raise their pay without increasing the cost of their products.And why would unionizing lose respect from customers ?BTW, I’m an Apple Stockholder.

  4.  this would be great for unions! if these guys can manage to unionize even one store to start, the domino effect will begin. i love apple and its products but everyone should be fairly compensated. People who believe unions bankrupted GM are just insane! lack of innovation and dedication to customer loyalty is what helped bring those nutfucks down. 

    this could be the re-birth of unions and HOPEFULLY, American workers will realize that they are the backbone of America, without corporations would be nothing. 

  5. Tony Staley says:

    Unions were originally set up to help ensure the less educated were treated fairly in the work place. I’m sure the Apple Store employees do not put themselves in this category, and in any case employment laws in place now means there is no need for unions. Unless you can’t read of course!!

    1. William Carr says:

      No need for unions?  Employment laws ?   You don’t keep up with current events much.

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