Apple’s vice president of people and retail is openly dissuading employees from joining a union in an internal video leaked. An organization that does not have a deep understanding of apple and our business and most importantly one that I do not believe shares our promise to you. This message comes amid union drives at three of apple sell stores one in New York, one in Maryland, and one in Georgia. The latter two have set dates to hold elections which they agreed to with apple. Workers at the Cumberland mall apple store will vote on whether to unionize starting June 2nd and employees at the apple Towson town center store in Maryland do the same starting June 15th. In the video, Brien shares common anti-union talking points including that a union would slow the agency’s ability to respond to employee concerns. Apple’s vice president moves extremely fast. It’s one thing I love about our work in retail. It means that we need to be able to move fast too. And I worry that because the union will bring its own legally mandated rules that would determine how we work through issues it could make it harder for us to act swiftly to address things that you raise. I’m committed to and proud of our capability to act fast to support our teams to support you. But I don’t know that we could have moved as rapidly under collective bargaining conformity as it could limit our ability to make instant widespread changes to improve your experience. And I think that’s what really is at stake here.
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