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Offline jchuzi

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Is Apple as bad as Starbucks?
« on: April 26, 2022, 06:45:57 AM »
As a retired teacher and staunch union member, I appreciate the value of having a strong union. School boards and corporations will willingly exploit their employees in any way that they can (I speak from experience). The only way to fight this is to organize. So, I am disappointed (chagrined is a better word) about Apple's anti-union stance. If employees were treated fairly, unions would not be necessary. (There are, admittedly, a few companies that actually care about their workers.) Apple hires labor-busting lawyers to fight employees' efforts to unionize

Apple had, for me, a reputation of caring, integrity, and honesty. I'm sad to see that they may be as bad as other big companies.
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Re: Is Apple as bad as Starbucks?
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2022, 09:24:16 AM »
Jon, I respectfully cast a dissenting vote. I felt exploited by the unions of which I was a member in my younger years.
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Re: Is Apple as bad as Starbucks?
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2022, 10:55:45 AM »
Unfortunately, unions can exploit their members as well as companies. I respect your experience. My only membership in a union has been a teacher's union and my experiences were only positive. Sadly, my experience with school boards (and my wife's as well) were not good.
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