Apple tells workers they have right to discuss wages, hours, and working conditions

Apple delivered a message to workers on Friday: a reminder that workers may discuss wages, hours, and working conditions.

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Julia Love for Reuters:

In a post on an internal site, Apple said its policies do not preclude employees from “speaking freely” about working conditions, according to a copy of the message viewed by Reuters. “We encourage any employee with concerns to raise them in the way they feel most comfortable, internally or externally,” the post states.

Apple’s business conduct policy already included language stating that workers were not restricted in their ability to discuss wages, hours and working conditions, which is generally protected under U.S. law.

But employees who have spoken out in recent months have faced resistance, said former Apple program manager Janneke Parrish… Earlier this week, another prominent activist, Apple software engineer Cher Scarlett, wrote on Twitter that she is leaving the company.

Scarlett and Parrish worked together on “#AppleToo,” a group through which current and former employees have been sharing stories of what they call harassment and discrimination.

MacDailyNews Take: Apple employees do not need the company’s permission to discuss wages, hours, and working conditions.

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10 Comments

    1. NO, you’re not paying attention.

      Story: “a reminder that workers may discuss wages, hours, and working conditions.”

      Read REMINDER. The woke crowd is too stupid to know that exists at every company and needs a REMINDER…

  1. Apple wasn’t giving permission to speak out, they were clarifying to a bunch of numpties, that their policy didn’t prevent them from speaking out. When you have a WOKE/ME TOO workforce, you have to walk them through common sense, step-by-step.

    Remember these people never got a civics lesson or constitutional history lesson, or ethics in school/university. They obviously didn’t realize speaking out wasn’t against company policy. Please pity these fools.

    1. No, there are actually millions of us. Sorry. It’s a common name. There are probably at least three other people in your home town with both your first AND last name.

  2. Uh-huh. Those things are already outlined in our employment laws. Basically Apple is acknowledging they have ignored any of that completely. Tim Cook is good for this company, how, exactly? The virtue signaling idjit doesn’t have a creative bone in his body. Why are so many young people in the Bay so ignorant of what is already established law? This shouldn’t even be a conversation, but then again we are talking about a ‘progressive’ (the people in the factories in China don’t think so) CEO and a horde of employees from what is likely the most ignorant, least skilled, and most fragile generation in the history of humanity. Ironically, that could reasonably be in part (that’s in part) attributed to Apple’s devices. Self-fulfill much?? Wouldn’t it be tragically hilarious if Apple failed because their younger engineers were incompetent due to the fact that they grew up with Apple devices?

  3. The clarification was important with the firing of an employee who was a leader in those discussions and publicly revealed Apple’s trade secrets which may include processes or operations.

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