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    An employee arranges Apple iPhones as customer shop at the Apple Store on 5th Avenue shortly after new products went on sale in Manhattan, in New York City, March 18, 2022.Mike Segar | Reuters Employees at an Apple store in Towson, Maryland voted Saturday to join a union, a significant achievement for organized labor that could encourage employees at other Apple stores to unionize. The Towson store is the first unionized Apple store in the U.S. The vote is a defeat for Apple, which has opposed unionization efforts, and could energize workers at the company's other retail locations to move forward with organizing. The tally was 65 votes in favor and 33 opposed. Approximately 110 employees were eligible to vote to join the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. Voting started on Wednesday and ran through Saturday evening. The National Labor Relations Board still needs to certify the votes. That could take around a week. Apple is required to bargain with the union over working conditions after the vote is certified, according to the NLRB. The Towson store isn't...
    An employee arranges Apple iPhones as customer shop at the Apple Store on 5th Avenue shortly after new products went on sale in Manhattan, in New York City, March 18, 2022.Mike Segar | Reuters An Apple retail store in the Cumberland Mall in Atlanta, Georgia, has filed for a union election, the Communication Workers of America announced on Wednesday. The National Labor Relations Board confirmed that it had received the petition. The Cumberland Mall location is the first Apple store in the U.S. to file for a union election and is a key development in Apple employee efforts to unionize its retail workforce and negotiate for better pay and benefits. Over 70% of the store's more than 100 eligible employees have signified interest in unionizing, according to a press release. Organizers are asking for base wages of $28 per hour, larger raises to offset inflation, and profit-sharing options for retail employees, according to Bloomberg Law, which first reported the election. If over 50% of the eligible workers end up voting for the union, the store would become the first unionized...
    Staffers at Apple's Grand Central Station store in Manhattan have announced plans to start a union - a move that mirrors recent unionization efforts from workers at companies like Starbucks and Amazon.  If successful, the bid - which seeks better pay and benefits for staff at the New York location - would see the formation of the first-ever retail union by American staff employed by the Cupertino-based tech giant, which boasts 272 locations in the US. The effort, dubbed 'Fruit Stand Workers United,' seeks benefits such as improved pay and additional time off for staffers at the New York store, organizers said Monday, who are currently collecting signatures to form the union. The group, which first took steps to unionize in February when it voted to affiliate with national labor union Worker's United, is currently seeking signatures from at least 30 percent of staff to qualify for a union election.  'Grand Central is an extraordinary store with unique working conditions that make a union necessary to ensure our team has the best possible standards of living,' staffers behind the prospective union said...
    By Mark Gurman | Bloomberg Apple Inc. plans to significantly increase its benefits for U.S. retail store workers as it grapples with a tightening labor market and the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The company, which operates around 270 stores in the U.S., is making changes for both full-time and part-time employees, according to the people, who asked not to be identified because the move hasn’t been announced publicly. The iPhone maker plans to adopt the following changes for U.S. workers beginning on April 4: Doubling paid sick days for both full-time and part-time workers. The days can be used for mental health leave and taking family members to the doctor. This change will give full-time workers 12 paid sick days, instead of six. Workers will receive more annual vacation days, beginning at three years of employment instead of five. Part-time employees will now get as many as six paid vacation days for the first time. Another first: They’ll get paid parental leave. That benefit will cover up to six weeks and will...
    More On: google Google wants to use AI to diagnose your skin condition Google wins cloud deal from SpaceX for Starlink internet service YouTube TV pulled from Roku amid spat with Google Facebook alternative Mighty Networks closes $50 million in funding Alphabet’s Google said on Thursday it would open its first physical store in NYC this summer, mirroring a retail approach that has helped Apple rake in billions of dollars in the last two decades. The Google store will be located in Chelsea near Google’s NYC campus, which houses over 11,000 employees. Google, which has set up pop-up stores in the past to promote its products, said it would sell Pixel smartphones, Pixelbooks and Fitbit fitness trackers along with Nest smart home devices at the retail outlet. Visitors will also be able to avail themselves of customer service for their devices and pick up their online orders at the store. The announcement signals the internet giant has taken a leaf out of Apple’s playbook of operating physical stores and providing in-person services to boost sales. Apple, which opened its first two retail stores in Virginia in 2001, has 270 stores in...
    (CNN Business)Almost exactly 20 years to the day after Apple opened its first retail store, Google is finally following suit.The company announced Thursday that it is opening its first physical retail store, called Google Store, this summer in New York City. The store will be located under its offices in the Chelsea neighborhood, where it employs many of its more than 11,000 employees in the city. Some of the items for sale will include Pixel phones, Nest products, Fitbit devices and Pixelbooks.Similar to Apple's Genius Bar concept, Google will employ "experts" to help customers troubleshoot issues, fix a cracked Pixel screen or help with installations. In a blog post, the company called it "an important next step in our hardware journey.""Many customers still want to experience hardware before they buy it — and learn what it feels like, sounds like and looks like in their hand or on a desk," it added.Read MoreA rendering of the new Google Store in Chelsea, Manhattan, which will be open to the public in Summer 2021. Google has previously said its hardware sales are...
    In this article AAPLGoogle Store in ChelseaGoogleGoogle announced on Thursday its first-ever retail store, where it plans to sell Pixel phones, Fitbit wearables, Pixelbooks, Nest thermostats and speakers, and more. The store is in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City at Google's office and is close to an Apple Store. The store is expected to open this summer. Google has toyed with retail in the past, sometimes with little pop-up shops where people can browse new gadgets when they're announced. But it has otherwise relied on its website and other retailers to sell its hardware and services. This means Google is slowly taking a different approach more akin to Apple by creating a space where people can come in and try its products and get support. It may help Google too, at least if it continues to open additional stores, since it hasn't offered many ways for customers to try its products before buying them outside of "experience" mini shops in places like Best Buy. Some tech companies, like Apple, are better at retail than others. Microsoft, for example,...
    Every Apple Store location in the US has reopened as of today, roughly two weeks prior to the anniversary of the first store closures due to the coronavirus pandemic that began on March 13th, 2020. The news, reported by 9to5Mac this morning, coincides with the last of Apple’s Texas retail stores reopening on Monday. Apple also confirmed to The News Brig that all 270 US Apple Store locations are now open in some capacity for either in-store shopping or online order pickup. This, of course, has no direct correlation with the rate of COVID-19 cases and deaths in the US; Apple, in many cases, follows local health guidelines and has preemptively closed its retail stores in some instances. But it does signal that Apple feels confident in its restrictions on in-store shopping at certain locations and the safety measures it has put in place, which include mandated face masks and limited occupancy. Apple first began closing its retail stores outside China on March 13th, 2020 Apple CEO Tim Cook announced nearly a year ago that the company would...
    Apple’s worldwide retail network may be struggling during the coronavirus pandemic, but that hasn’t stopped the company from indulging in its penchant for pricey-looking, unique, and outlandish exterior design. The iPhone maker’s newest retail location, located in Singapore on the city-state’s waterfront and known officially as Apple Marina Bay Sands, can claim a world’s first title: it’s the only Apple retail shop on the planet that floats on water. The location, part of the luxury hotel and resort of the same name, is Singapore’s third Apple Store following Orchard Road, which opened as Singapore’s first in 2017, and Apple Jewel Changi Airport, located in the world-famous retail sector of Singapore’s transportation hub that also features the world’s tallest waterfall. (Singapore seems cool, huh?) During the daytime, the new Marina Bay Sands store appears to look like an odd spacecraft of some sort or perhaps some form of futuristic theater. Photo by Roslan Ragman / AFP via Getty Images Photo by Suhaimi...
    Apple is asking its retail employees to help serve customers from home as the coronavirus pandemic continues to make a full reopening look unlikely any time soon. In a video recorded over the weekend, Apple’s retail chief Dierdre O’Brien encouraged employees to get comfortable helping customers over the phone. “If your store is closed, please sign up for Retail at Home,” O’Brien said, according to Bloomberg. “We really need to make sure that we shift our teams to greet our customers remotely in this time.” O’Brien noted that getting employees signed up for the program is important because some customers looking for Apple support are currently facing “significant” wait times to get on the phone with an Apple Genius. “This is not the experience that we want to have for our customers,” O’Brien said. “So we really want to make sure that we are moving to where our customers are, to help them during this very challenging time. As you know people are really dependent upon their devices, especially right now.” Apple first closed its stores in mid-March as...
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