It’s not mad love between Apple and some of its employees. If we have already mentioned in the past the actions carried out by employees against their leaders, it is the turn of senior management to advance their pawns. Apple would have hired a law firm to limit the unionization of its employees.
The internal war continues…
Apple would be in full construction to fight against unionization. As reported by The Verge, the Californian giant has just hired the services of Littler Mendelson, a law firm specializing in the field. A law firm that already supports Starbucks and has done the same with McDonald’s in the past.
The objective is announced, to fight against the unionization of its employees to avoid some worries in the future. The tensions between employees and Apple executives have been leaked on the internet more than once in recent years, proof of which is with this topic on pay equity.
Statement from Sara Steffens, Secretary-Treasurer of the Communications Workers of America:
By retaining notorious union-busting Littler Mendelson, Apple management shows that it intends to try to prevent its employees from exercising their right to unionize by executing the same playbook as other big companies. Workers at Starbucks, another Littler customer, don’t fall for it, and neither do Apple employees.
Apple did not wish to dwell on the subject but a spokesperson for the company still wanted to remind you of the advantages obtained when working for the apple. A clever way to place the subject in oblivion even though it should not be very well received by the employees concerned.
We are blessed with amazing members of the retail team and deeply appreciate all that they bring to Apple. We are pleased to offer very solid compensation and benefits for full-time and part-time employees, including health care, tuition reimbursement, new parental leave, family leave, scholarships annual shares and many other benefits.
On the other hand, an American Apple Store employee explained that there were currently far too many inequalities, starting with salaries. Unionization could precisely make it possible to restore order on certain points. The next few months will once again be tense between employees and managers on the Cupertino side…
From the start, I thought that unionization was a good thing. Wages are so unequal in stores, there are people who have been in positions for less time and earn more than those who have been in the same positions for years. They position themselves as a company open to feedback, but no one acts on it. With a union supporting employees, they will be more pressured to act accordingly.