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A group of Apple store employees plans to unionize, according to a report in The Washington Post.
The workers would be on the eve of submitting the necessary documentation to vote and eventually register their union with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
Unionization would be the measure with which they would seek to negotiate higher payments and better job growth opportunities, since the workers point out that their salaries have not increased in line with inflation, and that the company offers few job growth options within the stores. or in corporate.
Apple stores pay between $17 and $30 per hour. Pay varies based on the employee’s level of technical knowledge and seniority.
Salaries for Apple’s sales teams are in line with those paid by the retail industry.
However, the employees consider that the amounts should be higher, especially since they work for one of the most valuable companies in the world and that pays very high salaries and compensation to its top executives.
According to The Washington Post, workers are confident that unionizing will allow them to negotiate better working conditions, especially after a group of Starbucks baristas in Buffalo, New York, managed to form their union.
However, these attempts would have their first opponents in the store managers, since according to the Post, several told the newspaper that they are being spied on in order to inform higher levels about plans to unionize.
In the midst of these alleged attempts at labor organization, Apple said it will give more vacation days to its store workersas well as the payment of days not worked in case of illness.