Apple is currently under investigation by the US National Labor Relations Board over complaints about working conditions from the tech giant’s employees. The company’s unwillingness to discuss internal problems publicly is considered the main reason behind the investigation by the NLRB. Two Apple workers filed a complaint against the corporation accusing it of exerting pressure on employees and setting strict information hygiene requirements. It all started with a group chat in Slack, a corporate communication platform. Apple employees carried out a survey asking their colleagues from different departments about the size of salaries received for the same amount of work. Later, they also launched a channel where they could gather wage data. However, the Apple management team repeatedly blocked employee efforts to survey and discuss pay. In response, a complaint was lodged to the NLRB. The agency is obliged to investigate all complaints and go to law in case of any violations.
Former and current Apple employees have recently criticized the company’s corporate culture on Twitter using the hashtag #AppleToo. By the law of the United States, employees have the right to publicly discuss certain topics, such as working conditions.