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Apple to Improve Working Hours for Retail Staff After Union Push

  • Company looks to appease employees with scheduling changes
  • Apple previously increased pay and vacation benefits for staff
Apple’s flagship store in New York.

Apple’s flagship store in New York.

Photographer: Gabby Jones/Bloomberg

Apple Inc. has agreed to make work schedules at its retail stores more flexible, according to employees with knowledge of the plans, part of a push to improve conditions in the face of unionization efforts. 

The company informed staff at some stores that scheduling changes will take effect in the coming months, according to the workers, who asked to not to be identified because the plans aren’t public. Some retail employees have voiced their frustrations with managers and labor groups about their schedules, and Apple’s retail chief recently signaled that changes could be coming.