Protest at Apple Headquarters in Cupertino, CA this Monday, June 22

Apple LogoJoin LSPC and All of Us or None in the protest against unfair labor discrimination by Apple. LSPC is committed to the notion of welcoming people back into the community after their release from jail or prison; this means instituting fair hiring practices and opening up more opportunities for those with past convictions. You can learn more about LSPC and All of Us or None’s related work with the “Ban the Box” campaign here.

This protest is being led by Souljahs, a group dedicated to “helping oppressed people everywhere”. For more information about Souljahs or about the Apple protest, check out their “Apple Accountability” campaign website here or contact info(at)Souljahs.net

Monday, June 22nd – 11:30am to 1:15pm
Apple Headquarters
Corner of De Anza Blvd & Infinite Loop in Cupertino, CA

Background

Apple, one of largest corporations in America, often portrays itself to be a progressive company. For that reason, Apple’s recent actions on its large construction project, Apple Campus 2, are particularly hypocritical.

Apple required that union workers undergo criminal background checks and then caused these union workers to be fired if they had any felonies within seven years. Keep in mind, these workers were working on a construction project, not in Apple’s plant. Michael Theriault, president of Iron Workers Local 377 in San Francisco, reported that workers who make it to the top of the hiring board are now afraid to go to the Apple jobsite because they too may be fired and have to go back to the end of the line.

Apple’s “solution” was to state that they would treat each situation on a “case by case” basis. Apparently, Apple thinks it is okay to discriminate on a “case by case” basis?
This has to stop and it will.

Taking Action

  1. Protest Monday June 22nd to heighten awareness and shine a spotlight on Apple’s actions
  2. Hand Apple a demand letter stating that they must immediately halt this discriminatory process
  3. Call for a national boycott of all Apple products for 90 days unless Apple immediately halts its discrimination
  4. Additional actions as deemed necessary

In the News

Check out this article from the SF Gate for even more information about Apple’s discriminatory policy. SF Gate also published a follow up interview with one construction worker, Kevin Yip, who was disadvantaged by Apple’s policy.