Apple discourages retail employees from joining unions in internal video

Apple discourages retail employees from joining unions in internal video

May 25, 2022 by CNBC

Key Facts

  • Mike Segar | Reuters Deirdre O’Brien, Apple’s head of retail and human relations, told employees in a video this week that joining a union has downsides, and that Apple believes that unions are not committed to its employees.
  • Apple hasn’t publicly said that it opposes the recent union drives in multiple retail stores across the U.S., but the message to employees shows it’s discouraging employees from entering into collective bargaining agreements.
  • In the remarks, O’Brien says she believes that Apple is responsive to employee concerns and that a union would make it harder for corporate officials to address issues raised by workers.
  • Apple retail workers are organizing amidst a significant revival in union interest in the U.S. with President Biden’s support.

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