Are Apple Employees Secretly Organizing?

by | Feb 24, 2022 | Tech - Media, Union Organizing

The tech realm continues to draw union focus. That’s not only the case for more formally categorized tech workers (as we previously told you about, the CODE-CWA initiative’s aiming for them) but also for Google Fiber sub-contracted retail workers, who will soon vote on whether to join the Alphabet Workers Union.

Another tech-retail hybrid example: a rather wild case involving Apple store employees. According to a Washington Post report, CEO Tim Cook has more worker unease on his hands, and workers at half a dozen (or so) stores are stealthily using Android devices to begin the organizing process. The report also mentions that these hourly workers find inspiration in what’s happening over at Starbucks.

The news industry continues to see organizing efforts in multiple places. At the Financial Times, employees claim they have enough support for a union (after a year of organizing) to soon vote for joining the News Guild affiliate of the Communication Workers of America. And over at the New York Times, the paper’s facing down an impending vote by 600 tech workers who are preparing an NLRB vote.

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