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Apple retail store employee wants to unionize


An Apple retail store employee has started a drive to unionize retail workers, according to “Reuters” ( Cory Moll, a part-time employee at an Apple store in San Francisco, is working to form a union to fight for better wages and benefits and to address what he says are unfair practices in the company’s glass-and-steel retail showrooms, the article adds.

Moll, who has been working at Apple for four years, told “Reuters” he makes US$14 an hour at the San Francisco Apple store. The minimum wage for 2011 in San Francisco is $9.92 an hour.

The 30-year-old employee primarily communicates with other Apple store employees through Twitter, Facebook and the “Apple Retail Workers Union” website, which he created in May, without disclosing his name. “Reuters” says Moll has received little public support from employees so far, though he said he has emails expressing support.

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