U.S. communications officials have filed a second charge of unfair labor practices against Apple this week. This time, the union accuses the technology giant of violating a number of federal labor laws in its flagship store at the World Trade Center. The complaint alleges that Apple questioned workers at the WTC store about their “secure concerted activities.” It is alleged that Apple also monitored these activities, or at least led employees to believe that they were being monitored. According to the group’s documentation, these incidents took place on or about May 3.

By May 15, the group said Apple had “illegally enforced” a store rule that barred employees from posting union leaflets in work areas during their breaks. He also accused the technology giant of delivering speeches to “captive audiences” designed to discourage them from uniting.

Earlier this year, workers at the Apple Store in the United States began planning to unite in an attempt to force the company to increase their pay, which they said was not in line with the cost of living. Apple has reportedly hired anti-union law firm Littler Mendelson, which counts Starbucks and McDonald’s as clients in return. According to a motherboard In the report, the company also recently began arming its store managers with anti-union talks. Apparently, they were instructed to tell employees that they could lose career opportunities as well as personal leave and job flexibility if they joined a union.

America’s communications workers also filed a complaint of unfair employment practices against Apple on behalf of workers at the Cumberland Mall on May 17. In it, the group accused the company of holding mandatory public meetings in connection with the upcoming union elections for the place in Atlanta, which are to be held in early June.

Tim Dubnau, deputy director of the CWA, said:

“Apple retailers across the country demand a voice at work and a place at the table. Unfortunately, and contrary to its declared values, Apple responded as a typical American corporation with harsh tactics designed to intimidate and coerce workers. The best thing Apple can do is allow workers to choose for themselves whether they want a union or not. When we learn of situations where Apple violates labor laws, we intend to hold the company accountable and help employees protect their rights under the law. “

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