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The National Labor Relations Board has evidence that Apple used anti-union tactics to try to stop union efforts, including questioning and coercing employees.
Apple has long been suspected of anti-union tactics, especially at its Atlanta, Georgia office. In May, retail workers at Apple Cumberland Mall accused the company of opposing an ongoing union campaign.
The same month, workers dropped their demand for a union vote, saying that Apple was “carrying out a systematic, sophisticated campaign to intimidate them and infringe on their right to form a union.”
Now, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has determined that Apple violated federal law by holding mandatory anti-union rallies, according to Bloomberg. At meetings, management made forced statements to employees seeking to unionize.
The regional director of the NLRB in Atlanta will file a complaint if Apple does not agree with its employees.
In October, Apple received a complaint from the NLRB about allegations of union crackdown at a New York store.
In November, the Apple retail store at St. Louis Galleria Mall turned down a union proposal, accusing the company of being hostile to the effort.