May 10, 2024 | News Story

Apple Illegally Interrogated NYC Retail Staff, National Labor Relations Board Rules

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled this week that Apple illegally interrogated staff at the World Trade Center store location in New York City.

The NLRB ruled that the retail store in Manhattan violated labor law by badgering a worker about whether he supported a campaign to form a union with Apple Retail Union–Communications Workers of America (CWA). The agency also affirmed a judge’s ruling last year that Apple violated federal law in 2022 by confiscating flyers about organizing and barring workers from placing them on a table in the staff break room.

“Time after time, when workers want to join a union, Apple has had an opportunity to live up to its stated values and failed,” CWA Communications Director Beth Allen said in a statement. “This is why workers need an independent voice—to help Apple live up to its credo and make sure that every member of the team is respected and valued.”