In order to cool done the chain of unionization efforts across the US, Apple announced raise in pay for it’s retail employees.
The company increased the minimum wage to $22 per hour for US store workers – a 45% increase since the 2018 wage rates. Although, the pay in some markets even going higher. The salaries of full-time personnel too are expected to rise.
Apple Silently Surrenders to Chain Unionisation
Since last year, several store workers across the US have risen up to demand Apple a better pay, and other benefits citing inflation. These actions can significantly affect the store usage for customers, and adversely impact the relations between employees and Apple.
Yet, they continued to protest and even started forming unions one by one across the major cities of the US. Countering this, Apple started circulating anti-union materials to some store managers and even hired a few anti-union lawyers to deal with the Atlanta union campaign.
All these actions led the workforce to accuse Apple, as it’s violating the National Labor Relations Act by countering the legal unionization efforts. As the case is heating up, Apple started surrendering silently with increased pay to all the store workers’.
In a letter sent to employees on Wednesday, Apple said;
“Supporting and retaining the best team members in the world enables us to deliver the best, most innovative, products and services for our customers. This year as part of our annual performance review process, we’re increasing our overall compensation budget.”
The company has increased the per hour wage to $22 for the US store workers, while it’s even higher in other regions. This latest increment is a 45% rise over 2018’s wages, coming at the right time to chill the furious employees. Aside from these, the salaries of full-time permanent personnel too are expected to increase.
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