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Organizing Update


Apple has escalated its anti-union campaign, firing five workers at its Country Club Plaza store in Kansas City, Mo. On Tuesday, CWA filed Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) charges with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to contest those illegal terminations and the ongoing intimidation of workers at Apple’s Memorial City store in Houston.

Some of the fired Kansas City workers were forced to sign a “Release of All Claims'' in exchange for a meager severance package. The NLRB ruled last month that employers cannot require broad severance agreements that prevent former employees from speaking out against the union-busting and other issues they experienced on the job.

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