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Apple store employee seeks to plant union seed
reuters ^ | June 12, 2011 | Poornima Gupta

Posted on 06/12/2011 10:14:02 AM PDT by PROCON

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I haven't been able to afford an Apple computer; do you think it'll become less expensive under union representation?

Look at the auto workers union in the '70's, where the UAW's slick negotiators caused the average American car to almost triple in price.

This isn't an anti-union rant, just sayin...

1 posted on 06/12/2011 10:14:10 AM PDT by PROCON
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An Apple Inc (AAPL.O) store employee has started a union in a rare move at a company known for its near-fanatical following and cutting-edge mystique.

If Apple doesn't nip it NOW, Apple will be found in the history books only.

No company can survive these days with blood sucking leeches dragging them down.

2 posted on 06/12/2011 10:18:21 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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So remember, the next time the salesperson says some about that Mac for PC, he or she is only a $14 per hour opinion giver.


3 posted on 06/12/2011 10:18:24 AM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: PROCON

Simple ,Fire little Cory and anyone else who tries to organize.


4 posted on 06/12/2011 10:19:00 AM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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This isn't an anti-union rant, just sayin...

There is absolutely nothing wrong with an anti-union rant.

5 posted on 06/12/2011 10:19:14 AM PDT by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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To: PROCON

Liberal Apple will be torn between profits and supporting the dem agenda. This will be interesting to watch.


6 posted on 06/12/2011 10:19:19 AM PDT by esoxmagnum
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To: PROCON

as always, it will be fun to see a committed left winger like Jobs deal with the left wing unions. He is capitalist by day, and leftie by night, in terms of how Apple is run. They strategically have used oversees labor and manufacturing and non-union supplier/shippers, etc from one end of the supply chain to the other. I like Apple quite a bit and respect Jobs greatly for what he and his company have accomplished. This upcoming battle is intriguing to me.


7 posted on 06/12/2011 10:20:19 AM PDT by ilgipper ( political rhetoric is no substitute for competence (Thomas Sowell))
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It used to be that if someone didn’t like their job, they would quit and go find another one. If the person has any sense and marketable skills, he should be able to find a job even in this bad economy.

He should be using his energy to squeal about the high taxes he is paying.


8 posted on 06/12/2011 10:20:49 AM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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Simple ,Fire little Cory and anyone else who tries to organize.

Where oh where could a company find qualified replacements however? /MS

9 posted on 06/12/2011 10:20:58 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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There is no reason for Unions.


10 posted on 06/12/2011 10:21:39 AM PDT by NoRedTape
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He should be using his energy to squeal about the high taxes he is paying.

Exactly, however you KNOW that he must be a democrat that does not know of such alien ideals as (gasp) TAX CUTS!!

11 posted on 06/12/2011 10:23:10 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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If it was me, I’d fire his union looking @$$, ASAP!


12 posted on 06/12/2011 10:26:19 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (When the going gets tough, the tough check themselves into "rehab".)
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There is no reason for Unions.

I hear union thug leaders and democrat politicians give major financial reason for them however.

13 posted on 06/12/2011 10:26:50 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: esoxmagnum

Living here in liberal SF, I agree with you. Your comments are an accurate reflection of the inevitable situation for Apple and other companies. The plight of retail employees trying to make a living in this city is real.


14 posted on 06/12/2011 10:27:31 AM PDT by aloppoct (stucnsf)
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Uh-oh, Mr. Black-turtleneck-and-blue-jeans isn’t going to like this...


15 posted on 06/12/2011 10:29:38 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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Cut his hours to 6am to 7am on Sunday mornings.


16 posted on 06/12/2011 10:30:10 AM PDT by troy McClure
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Apple store employees are pretty meaningless for Apple’s profits. Apple’s H1b visa engineers are not joining union any time soon.


17 posted on 06/12/2011 10:30:46 AM PDT by heiss
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“Simple ,Fire little Cory and anyone else who tries to organize.”

That is quite illegal and would net Apple a multi-million fine. But, Apple could inform workers that should they go union, they will lose ALL benefits and will fight every union proposal. Let them strike since you can almost never make up the losses incurred by a strike.

Or....move to Hecho en Mexico.

18 posted on 06/12/2011 10:31:10 AM PDT by chooseascreennamepat (I have a liberal arts degree, do you want fries with that?)
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To: esoxmagnum

how ironic....doesn’t Jobs give millions to obama in campaign $$$?? i hope the union goes balls out to unionize Apple- the hypocrisy should be fun to watch...


19 posted on 06/12/2011 10:32:35 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: PROCON

That guy should be fire asap.


20 posted on 06/12/2011 10:37:29 AM PDT by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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