In its attempt to ban workers from organizing in a union, the tech company forced them to attend anti-union talks, as well as prohibiting them from posting flyers in the break room.

The US National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a complaint against Apple, accusing it of having violated US labor law by unlawfully questioning and discriminating against employees of a company. company store in New York who were in favor of implementing union policies, Bloomberg reported Tuesday.

According to NLRB spokeswoman Kayla Blado, the tech company also prohibited “placing union flyers on the break room table, while allowing non-union solicitations and distributions.”

The NLRB’s claims stem from an earlier complaint, filed in May by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) union over Apple’s attempts to hamper workers’ efforts to organize in a union.

At that time, CWA exposed to the US national labor regulator the interrogations and restrictions on the distribution of pamphlets carried out by the company directed by Tim Cook, in addition to alleging that the company forced the employees of the store located to attend anti-union talks. at the World Trade Center in New York.

For its part, Apple denied the accusations in a press release, assuring that the company is “lucky to have incredible members of the retail team” and that it “deeply values ​​everything they bring” to the company. “We communicate regularly with our teams and always want to make sure everyone’s experience at Apple is the best it can be,” he said.

Blado commented that on December 13 an NLRB judge will hold a hearing to resolve the labor dispute, unless the parties involved reach an agreement.

Last June, the employees of an Apple subsidiary in Towson (Maryland) approved by majority the creation of the company’s first union in the North American country.

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