Apple employee group plans walkout on Christmas Eve

Apple Together Walkout
Apple Together Walkout (Image credit: Apple Together)

What you need to know

  • An Apple employee group is staging a walkout tomorrow.
  • The group, called Apple Together, says they are demanding better working conditions.

Some Apple workers are attempting to stage a walkout on Christmas Eve.

Spotted by Zoë Schiffer from NBC News, a group called Apple Together has posted to Twitter asking for fellow Apple employees to walk out of their offices and stores on the day before Christmas.

Calling all Apple workers and patrons!Tomorrow, December 24th, 2021, Apple workers are staging a walkout/callout to demand better working conditions.Don't cross the picket line.

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The group has a website where it has written the following message:

At Apple, we make incredible products and services. We pour ourselves into that work, whether we are enriching customers' lives at the Apple Store, animating rain for the next Keynote, plating lunch at Caffè Macs, or chatting with a customer to transfer their family videos from their iPhone to their MacBook.Apple prides itself on its commitment to diversity, equity, and an environment where everyone can do their best work. But Apple has fallen short of this goal for so many of our current and former teammates, so we made space to share those stories with #AppleToo.In Slack, we have written letters together to make requests of our leadership. However, we're seeing an increase of rules restricting our ability to continue collaborating on workplace issues that are important to us. We're making our own space off of our virtual campus to ensure our voices can still be heard.Apple celebrates its footprint of over 2.4 million workers. That's us: including more than 100,000 direct employees in the United States working under 22 executives.It's time to think equitable at Apple—together.

It's currently unclear how widespread the walkout will be. We'll have to wait until tomorrow to see how effective the effort is with the company's office and retail staff.

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.