By - chrisdh79
> A complaint "will result in a hearing with an NLRB Administrative Law Judge (ALJ)," Blado told us, which could lead to Apple being forced to pay remedies to affected employees.
If the cost of paying the fine for the violation is less than the cost of allowing a union to organize, or a settlement, then it’s just a business expense.
And nothing will happen to them...
From the article: US labor law enforcers say they've found merit to allegations that Apple's response to unionization attempts in Atlanta violated the National Labor Relations Act.
Apple stands accused of holding employees as a captive audience, making intimidating statements and interrogating staff, all of which are violations of NLRA provisions intended to prevent coercion of employees.
If Apple and the Communication Workers of America can't come to an agreement, the National Labor Relations Board is prepared to issue a complaint, press secretary Kayla Blado told The Register.
A complaint "will result in a hearing with an NLRB Administrative Law Judge (ALJ)," Blado told us, which could lead to Apple being forced to pay remedies to affected employees. In other words, Apple had better be sure it has a solid argument if it chooses to fight the settlement option.
The case at issue involves Apple employees' unionization attempts at the Apple Store in Atlanta's Cumberland Mall, which began in April with those employees filing the first request for a union vote from an American Apple retail store.
By May, Cumberland Mall employees had withdrawn their request for an election because Apple's actions "made a free and fair election impossible," the Communications Workers of America (CWA) previously told Bloomberg.
Whoever made these decisions needs to be in prison or *personally fined*
Fining corporations does nothing at all.
Of course they did. Doesn’t Tim own an emerald mine? Since when did he ever care about employees?
That's Elon Musk, I think.
Siri: depends on who you’re donating money too
Apple is running rampant, someone,somewhere needs to pull the reins in.
It’s perfectly acceptable as long as it doesn’t leave marks /s