According to a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) judgment given by resources, Apple violated federal law by organizing obligatory anti-union meetings and questioning and coercing employees at an Atlanta retail site.
Employees at the Cumberland Mall retail site announced in May that they will have a union election in June, with the Communications Workers of America (CWA) organizing the shop. The CWA rescinded its election request, accusing Apple of “multiple infractions” that rendered a “free and fair election impossible.”
The CWA stated today in a statement carried by Bloomberg that “Apple executives believe the rules do not apply to them,” comparing Apple’s methods to “psychological warfare.”
If Apple does not settle, the NLRB will file a complaint, which will be the second such complaint. In September, the NLRB filed a complaint against Apple after it utilized the same anti-union methods in a New York shop. The NLRB cannot impose penalties, but it can seek policy changes and informational remedies.