Apple might be eager to minimize future complaints about working conditions. NBC News said it obtained a newly released internal memo telling employees they're allowed to discuss conditions and pay outside the company. Staffers should be free to talk about issues in the way they "feel most comfortable," including with managers and the People (human resources) team.
We've asked Apple if it can confirm the memo and comment on the release. The statement would reinforce the rights private workers already have under the National Labor Relations Act, which lets workers both organize and discuss conditions, as well Apple's own conduct policy.
Provided the news is accurate, it could represent a bittersweet moment for critics of Apple's working culture. The memo supports their beliefs the company unfairly limited talk about labor issues by shutting down surveys and Slack channels. Employees like Ashley Gjøvik also accused Apple of punishing workers for speaking out for by putting them on leave or even firing them.
However, the statement is also coming too late to prevent significant damage. Apple now faces eight labor charges alleging issues like harassment and wrongful dismissal. Outspoken #AppleToo advocate Cher Scarlett (who settled with Apple) just left the company, too. While a memo like this might allow more discussion going forward, it can't change the past.
Huawei has announced their second-generation folding phone, but they’re not backing down off the form factor like Samsung did. The Huawei Mate XS is almost a direct successor to the first Mate X, but with improvements in key areas, better durability, and a price increase to match. Huawei Mate XS; try, try, and try again […]
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Google’s game-streaming service Stadia hasn’t launched or proven at all successful yet, but the company taking a leap of faith to prove their commitment by opening their own exclusive studio in Montreal – and yes, they’re hiring! The gaming sphere took notice when Google announced what could be the world’s first truly feasible game-streaming service […]
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Feature phones still have a place in the market, however small. In countries like the US, there’s still some small demand for a phone that’s a little more basic without all the bells and whistles of something like a Galaxy S10, and in emerging markets there’s a need for devices that are less expensive and […]
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You can't assume that a site is honest because it has that "secure" padlock in the address bar, and PhishLabs just illustrated why. The anti-phishing company has determined that 49 percent of all known phishing sites used Secure Sockets Layer protec…
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At Nike’s showroom in New York City, we tried on Nike’s highly anticipated self-lacing shoes, Hyperadapt 1.0. Tiffany Beers, senior innovator at Nike, spoke with us about its creation and how the future Hyperadapt sneakers may look.
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