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Apple Store in Maryland Becomes First U.S. Location to Unionize

Workers at Apple’s Townson Mall retail store near Baltimore, Maryland, on Saturday voted in favour of joining a union — reports CNBC. The Townson Mall retail store is the first of the iPhone maker's U.S. locations to unionize. Maryland followed an Apple store in Atlanta, Georgia, in filing for a union election, but it has become...

Apple Raises Hourly Wages as U.S. Stores Face Unionization Campaigns

Apple on Wednesday announced an increase in its overall compensation budget for employees as the company wants to retain talent in the face of a tight labour market and unionization attempts at several U.S. stores — reports The Wall Street Journal. The company notified employees of raises in an email on Wednesday. The bigger compensation...

Apple Retail Chief Pushes Back on Campaign to Unionize Stores

In a video to employees, Apple’s senior vice president of retail and human resources Deirdre O’Brien has pushed back on a campaign to unionize stores telling employees that the effort could slow workplace progress, Bloomberg is reporting. O’Brien told the staff that third-party labor groups don’t share Apple's commitment to employees. “It is your right to...

Apple TV+ Pop-Ups Take Over Retail Store in Marketing Blitz

[caption id="attachment_373676" align="aligncenter" width="1009"] Image: 9to5Mac[/caption] Apple has taken an innovative new approach to the promotion of Apple TV+ shows and movies at its retail locations: pop-ups inspired by and modelled after Ted Lasso, Severance, and other titles, which the company has installed at its historic store at The Grove in Los Angeles — reports 9to5Mac....

Apple Gives Store Managers ‘Anti-Union’ Talking Points, Reveals Memo

Apple has instructed store managers to incorporate several anti-union talking points into their interactions with workers in an attempt to discourage unionization efforts at its retail locations — reports VICE. Apple has run into unionization pressure after a retail store in Atlanta became the first Apple location in the U.S. to file for a union...

Apple Employees at Grand Central Retail Store in NYC Preparing to Unionize: Report

[caption id="attachment_372136" align="aligncenter" width="1440"] Image: Apple[/caption] Apple employees at the tech giant's flagship retail store in New York City's Grand Central Terminal are inching closer to forming a union, according to a new website update from the Pacific Blue Collar Organizing Committee (OC), reports Axios. The news comes just a couple of months after we reported...

Apple Wins Patent for ‘Advanced Security Product Table’ for Apple Stores

Apple on Tuesday was awarded a patent for an "Advanced Security Product Table" by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) — reports Patently Apple. The patent appears to be for new product display tables at Apple's retail locations and is designed to better secure the demo devices Apple showcases throughout its stores and prevent grab-and-run...

Apple Reinstates Masks, Occupancy Limits at U.S. Stores as COVID-19 Cases Rise

With COVID-19 resurfacing with the Omicron variant and infection rates spiking, Apple has decided to re-enforce its mask mandate and observe occupancy limits at all retail locations across the U.S. — reports Bloomberg. https://twitter.com/markgurman/status/1470814051404029955 "Amid rising cases in many communities, we now require that all customers join our team members in wearing masks while visiting...

Apple Reopens Historic L.A. Store at The Grove, Tim Cook Attends

[caption id="attachment_363977" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Image: Apple[/caption] On Friday, November 19, Apple The Grove reopened at a completely new location inside the popular Los Angeles shopping destination. The company, which ditched "store" from the names of its retail outlets back in 2016, had announced the reopening with the release of its 2021 Holiday Gift Guide last...

Apple to Drop Mask Requirement in US Apple Stores This Week

Apple will reportedly be dropping its mask requirements for customers in select stores across the US. Vaccinated customers will soon be able to enter the store without a mask on Tuesday, June 15. Over the course of the pandemic, Apple has been quite reactionary and ushered in new policies in order to protect its staff...