Apple Retail Labor Union Founder Leaves The Company

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Since 2011, Cory Moll has been in charge of the Apple Workers Union, an initiative that has worked to help improve working conditions for thousands of Apple Store employees around the world. Moll has been an Apple employee since 2007, and today is his last day at the company.

“I feel that the time has come to go explore the world, discover new opportunities and learn new skills,” Moll said in an email to Cult of Mac. “It has been an amazing privilege to work with such awesome people,” he added on Twitter. “Enriching lives is what we do, and I feel mine has been enriched too.” An immediate successor to Moll’s position has not been announced.

CNET did a profile of Moll when he started the unofficial union several years ago. He has used the success of the union as leverage to demand for better promotion opportunities, higher pay, and improved scheduling.

Moll’s departure highlights the tumultuous condition of Apple’s retail division. Since the hiring and firing of John Browett, Apple has not been able to find a replacement to lead retail. The original Apple Store chief, Ron Johnson, recently left his CEO position at JC Penney, suggesting that he may return to Apple.

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