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Apple Requiring Union Training For Retail Managers

Apple Requiring Union Training For Retail Managers

Apple Store at NYC's 5th Ave. (Photo by Phil Photostream - http://flic.kr/p/8S9RCu)

Cue up the Norma Rae theme music. Apple is about to go up against the unions. Well, not quite. The tech giant is starting mandatory training for retail store managers that includes the “legal do’s and don’t of dealing with unions.” The training comes as Apple marks the 10th anniversary of its retail stores, now numbering 357 worldwide.

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Italian Apple Employees Strike Before iPhone 4S Launch

The iPhone 4S arrives in Italy today – along with another 22 countries – and the Italians are so into it, they are apparently standing in orderly lines to get it.*

Outside the Roma Est store in the country’s capital, however, Apple employees went on strike.

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Apple Store Employees Speak Out Against Demoralizing, Draining Work Conditions

Apple Store Employees Speak Out Against Demoralizing, Draining Work Conditions

A series of interviews with retail employees conducted by a labor movement website paints a scathing picture of what it’s like to work at the Apple Store: underpaid, demoralized, physically drained and with no way to secure full-time benefits without turning your personal life over to Apple.

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Apple Store Employees Talk Of Unionizing On 10th Retail Anniversary

Apple Store Employees Talk Of Unionizing On 10th Retail Anniversary

If Apple's Retail Store employees strike, their demands are likely to be very different.

On the day of Apple’s 10th Retail Store anniversary, not everyone’s celebrating: in fact, a small but vocal group of Apple Store employees is working hard even now to unionize in response to what they term unfair treatment and compensation.

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