updated 09:20 am EDT, Tue September 22, 2009
Serious concerns about management
Workers at the Alderwood Mall Apple Store in Lynnwood, Washington have taken the unusual step of planning a walkout, accounts say. The action is currently expected to take place at 1PM on Saturday, October 3rd. Creatives, Geniuses and Mac Specialists will allegedly leave the building, gaining support from some of the outlet's former employees.
At the heart of the dispute are complaints about the store's management, which is described as being "abusive," possilbly violating state and federal labor laws. Apple's human resources department has not done a proper investigation, workers charge, and no progress is said to have been made by talking with the company's senior retail VP, Ron Johnson. Should the walkout go ahead as planned, it may be the first such labor action in Apple's history.