A group of Apple employees organized a Christmas Eve walkout, demanding better working conditions and calling on customers to not shop in the tech giant’s retail or online stores.
“We are Apple,” Apple Together, the group organizing the walkout, tweeted Thursday. “We deserve a respectful workplace. We deserve paid sick time. We deserve protection on the frontlines. We deserve proper mental healthcare.”
The workers are also asking for protective measures against COVID-19, including N-95 masks, sanitizer stations, a ban on loitering in stores, and appointment-only shopping.
“Demand that Apple upholds its image with your wallet,” the walkout organizers said. “Don’t shop in stores, don’t shop online.”