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Apple store employee seeks to plant union seed
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Reuters 7 hours ago

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - An Apple Inc store employee has started a union in a rare move at a company known for its near-fanatical following and cutting-edge mystique.

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 core issues definitely involve compensation, pay, benefits," Moll said, adding that he decided to go public with the union to encourage other employees to come forward.

While unions are strong in industries like trucking and autos, they are largely unheard of in Silicon Valley companies, which pride themselves on being quick-footed and having the flexibility to hire and fire.

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  -Apple store employee seeks to plant union seed OhioChick  Jun-12-11 06:49 PM   #0 
  - Unions are strong where?  Skink   Jun-12-11 06:52 PM   #1 
  - They're strong in other countries...  Violet_Crumble   Jun-12-11 11:59 PM   #19 
  - K&R for Solidarity. Good luck, Mr. Moll.  Brickbat   Jun-12-11 07:01 PM   #2 
  - Seconded n/t  Cal Carpenter   Jun-12-11 07:43 PM   #5 
  - Solidarnosc!  Bozita   Jun-12-11 09:59 PM   #12 
  - Oh my, I never knew - our rights & security vs a company's pride at being "quick-footed". . .  Journeyman   Jun-12-11 07:05 PM   #3 
  - Mr. Jobs is not gonna like that...  liberation   Jun-12-11 07:32 PM   #4 
  - Might be too late in that industry. Should have started seeding 25 years ago. Well,  demosincebirth   Jun-12-11 08:38 PM   #6 
  - K&R  avebury   Jun-12-11 09:10 PM   #7 
  - iUnion n/t  ChromeFoundry   Jun-12-11 09:17 PM   #8 
  - iExploit  Endangered Specie   Jun-13-11 01:37 AM   #22 
  - k&r  Starry Messenger   Jun-12-11 09:28 PM   #9 
  - Hope to see follow-ups on this. Solidarity! nt  patrice   Jun-12-11 09:31 PM   #10 
  - Yes, Mr. Mouse...  wundermaus   Jun-12-11 09:33 PM   #11 
  - Damn.....This lost 6 recs in about 60 seconds....  ChromeFoundry   Jun-12-11 10:08 PM   #13 
  - It may not be anti-union, it might be that they don't believe Apple needs a union. I know people  still_one   Jun-12-11 11:38 PM   #17 
     - I don't understand that way of thinking...  Violet_Crumble   Jun-13-11 12:01 AM   #20 
        - Word.  Populist_Prole   Jun-13-11 12:12 AM   #21 
        - I was just suggesting that not everyone may feel that way /nt  still_one   Jun-13-11 10:29 AM   #27 
  - Considering this...good luck:  SHRED   Jun-12-11 11:09 PM   #14 
  - K&R for the working class, because it is not only good for us, but most of the  Divine Discontent   Jun-12-11 11:20 PM   #15 
  - I am an Apple user...  awoke_in_2003   Jun-12-11 11:33 PM   #16 
  - Same here.  Sherman A1   Jun-13-11 02:38 AM   #24 
  - +1. nt  Javaman   Jun-13-11 08:15 AM   #26 
  - Everybody needs a union...EVERYBODY!  Proletariatprincess   Jun-12-11 11:53 PM   #18 
  - Agreed  Sherman A1   Jun-13-11 02:33 AM   #23 
  - Hear, hear! - n/t  primavera   Jun-13-11 10:46 AM   #28 
  - Good for her, but Apple hires maybe 1 in 1000 applicants for the retail stores.  onehandle   Jun-13-11 08:03 AM   #25 

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