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    On Thursday, a group of Apple Store employees issued a statement to the press announcing their plans to form a union. This announcement comes on the tenth anniversary of the first two Apple retail store locations opening in McLean, Virginia, and Glendale, California.

    The Apple Retail Workers Union made the following 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.”

    The group also launched a website to promote their cause, however, at this time, there is almost no information on the site. It currently contains little more that a slogan that reads, “At Apple, our most important resource, our soul, is our people,” and a contact link. They also made the following statement on Twitter:



    This is hardly the first time a disgruntled employee has criticized the treatment of Apple Store employees. The blog Crapplestore detailed the activities of one such worker. The anonymous blogger would give almost daily accounts of the working conditions in a scathing and very often humorous manner. Unfortunately, the site gained more attention than the blogger wanted and was soon taken down. However, during the time it was still up and running, the blog offered an intriguing peak behind the curtain at Apple.

    It will be very interesting to see how Apple handles this situation in the coming months. Recently, unions have been on the decline in this country. Will Apple follow in the footsteps of Walmart and institute draconian union busting measures to keep employees in check? Hopefully, Apple will be able to come to some kind of reasonable agreement with the retail staff. No one wants to see picketing outside an Apple Store when the next big new thing comes out.

    Source: MacWorld

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    jobs wont have it.

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    Ooh no! Will this be dubbed "uniongate?!"


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    That's good. If the union stays corruption free lol.

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    Say no to unions. (and communism for that matter)


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    Default Whiny apple employees.. you work retail!!
    There's always another high school / college kid ready to take your job without a union contract needed.

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    so quit and let someone else have your job that will appreciate it and not need a union to do their talking for them. unions suck!!!

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    Dear Apple employees,

    Anyone caught attempting to form a union will be immediately assassinated by our Ninjas. Do not test me!

    Sincerely,

    Steve

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    I think unions are great

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    Hahaha! I originally read this as "Apple Retail Employees Attempting to Un-Ionize."
    I was like WTF!?!? Then I saw it...
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    Sweet. Looks like there will be a bunch of jobs opening soon.

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    Oooo neat bunch lazy union workers ha ha

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    Quote Originally Posted by c0dy View Post
    Sweet. Looks like there will be a bunch of jobs opening soon.
    So you're going to apply at the same place that these people are complaining of unfair treatment, compensation and other issues?

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    people complaining for working for apple? well gtfo and i'll take your job with pleasure...get lost loser

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    Quote Originally Posted by trentmorris View Post
    Say no to unions. (and communism for that matter)


    How do you associate Unions with Communism? That's just idiotic. I'm a Teamster, and if it wasn't for our Union my company, UPS, would have us singing "Swing low sweet chariot..." while we worked in shackles. We're already over-worked and are losing drivers these days at an incredible rate due to the pace at which the company thinks should be standard. Do I think ALL Unions or union employees are good? Absolutely not. I've seen abuse on both ends, but the good greatly outweighs the bad in my industry.
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    Your an ignorant moron!
    fail

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronfin44 View Post
    How do you associate Unions with Communism? That's just idiotic. I'm a Teamster, and if it wasn't for our Union my company, UPS, would have us singing "Swing low sweet chariot..." while we worked in shackles. We're already over-worked and are losing drivers these days at an incredible rate due to the pace at which the company thinks should be standard. Do I think ALL Unions or union employees are good? Absolutely not. I've seen abuse on both ends, but the good greatly outweighs the bad in my industry.
    Probably because in the red scares following WWII people often associated unionization with communism, this association was made because a union was kin of saying "the working class is organizing, we have more power" an people thought "THEY ARE GOING TO OVERTHROW THE GOV'T AND PUT COMMIES IN CHARGE ARRRGGGG!!!"


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    Demanding? The hardest part of their job is saying "welcome to apple" while the products virtually sell themselves.
    You see that "Thanks!" button? It likes it when you click it!

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    People who are good at what they do don't need the "protection" from unions. The people who benefit most from unions are the lazy or underperforming ones who otherwise would have been laid off or fired.

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    Ya go VA and CA


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    I guess they'll be the iUnion

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