This year we’ve seen Apple employees speak out about their negative experiences at the company and advocate for change publicly in a way we haven’t witnessed before. And after forming the #AppleToo movement that picked up momentum earlier this year, the group has evolved with the latest effort being a walkout on Christmas Eve.
Update 12/24 9:20 am PT: Apple Together has shared a specific list of demands for Apple this morning.
In a new tweet, Apple Together shared:
- We demand hazard pay
- We demand healthcare premium coverage
- We demand more accessible paid leave
- We demand full-time benefits for part-time workers
- We demand protections from abusive customers
- For the pandemic
- N95 masks for all
- Sanitizer stations
- Appointments only
- No loitering
It’s unclear how widespread the walkout/callout is today across Apple Stores, AppleCare, and more but you can keep an eye on people participating and supporting Apple Together with the Twitter hashtag #AppleWalkout.
While a good portion of Apple’s corporate employees will be on holiday vacation on Christmas Eve/Christmas weekend, many of Apple’s retail and AppleCare employees are scheduled to work.
As shown in the image above, Apple Together is asking for better working conditions including a respectful workplace, paid sick time, protection on the frontlines, and proper mental healthcare.
While the goal is to have any and all Apple employees walkout/callout, Apple Together is also asking customers to not shop at Apple on Christmas Eve.
The group also has a website with more specifics on its mission.
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