Apple Store employee working to form union

Summary:Apple Store workers might soon have some extra benefits if one employee is successful in his efforts to form a union.

Apple Store workers might soon have some extra benefits if one employee is successful in his efforts to form a union.

Cory Moll, who works as a part-time employee at an Apple Store in San Francisco, told Reuters that "the core issues definitely involve compensation, pay, benefits."

Apple already has 325 stores worldwide and counting, so it's going to be a long road for Moll if he wants to secure some universal rights and benefits across the board. This could end up being very unlikely given the different labor laws and regulations that vary by state and by country.

For example, Moll's position as a part-time employee in one of the most expensive cities in the United States already puts him in a far different place and economic bracket than most other Apple Store employees.

Moll has stated that he makes $14 per hour as a part-time employee, compared to the $9.92 hourly rate for minimum wage in San Francisco.

These figures along with the fact that Apple Store employes have more options than most part-time retail store workers (i.e. stock purchase plans, certain health benefits after a year, etc.) have already drawn criticism that Moll's efforts are unnecessary and borderline greedy.

Nevertheless, Moll is "slowly gaining support from the company's notoriously loyal employees," so if this takes off, we'll likely see more concrete plans in the months to come.

Topics: Apple

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Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider, FastCompany.com, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for MainStreet.com, Irish Americ... Full Bio

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