can say Apple has a clean slate when it comes to how workers who
create its products are treated. But, generally speaking, Apple's retail
store employees are known for their fierce devotion to the company. That
generalization has now come into question, with news that an Apple Store
employee has launched a campaign to unionize his fellow retail workers.
Reuters reports that
Cory Moll, a 30-year-old part-time employee at a San Francisco Apple Store making $14 an hour, is
trying to form a union to fight for better wages and benefits for Apple's
30,000 retail employees in 325 stores around the world.
He's taken the campaign public, in hopes that more employees would be
encouraged to join. Support, though, has been underwhelming thus
far. "There's a lot of hesitation to want to speak about it,"
Moll told Reuters. "I don't think there's 50 percent (support)
in any one store but as people talk about it, we could get close in a couple of
Apple confirmed that Moll is an employee, but declined further comment.
Moll's website, Apple Retail
Workers Union, doesn't offer much information beyond: "At Apple, our
most important resource, our soul, is our people. Our Time Has Come."
The effort is apparently in its early stages. "There's definitely no
call to action yet," Moll told Reuters. "Right now what I hope
to gain is to get people to start talking about it and get comfortable with