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Protestors march on Apple campus over labor dispute for contract workers

Civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson and union leaders led a group of 100 demonstrators onto Apple's Cupertino, California campus in an effort to urge the Mac-maker to implement better conditions for contract workers. In addition to marching at Apple's headquarters, protesters delivered a petition signed by 20,000 people asking for better working conditions for service workers in Silicon Valley.

The protest was reported by the the San Jose Mercury News:

Rallied by United Service Workers West and the Rev. Jesse Jackson, more than 100 people gathered at Apple's Cupertino headquarters to draw attention to the valley's broad use of contract workers, who carry out many tasks on corporate campuses but often make a fraction of what tech workers do. During a brief but lively demonstration, protesters dressed in plastic purple ponchos milled outside in the rain, breaking out frequently into call-and-response chants.

Earlier in the week, Jackson had met privately with Apple CEO Tim Cook in an hour-long meeting.

Source: San Jose Mercury News

  • OMG... Shoot them before Rene cries... Posted via the iMore App for Android
  • What the heck? On Dec 9 Jackson praised Cook and today, Dec 12, he marches on the Apple Campus. I really don't understand this guy. Sent from the iMore App
  • Anyhow, back to what's Hot and what's not in tech. Sent from the iMore App
  • Jesse Jackson is a domestic terrorist! Sent from the iMore App
  • Somewhat true inciting riots and violence Posted via the iMore App for Android
  • Good! Sent from the iMore App
  • O God not that vile Jesse Jackson. He should just disappear. A disgrace to Martin Luther King Jr. Posted via the iMore App for Android
  • Apple doesn't have to do anything. They can all just go home now and think about what they've done