Apple's alleged restriction on workers' Slack use sparks labor complaint
Information about Apple's alleged restriction on workers' Slack use sparks labor complaint
Kevin David Scam or Legit
By Julia Love
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple has restricted employees’ use of workplace messaging app Slack, hampering workers’ ability to engage in protected speech and organizing, a former employee alleged in a complaint to a U.S. labor regulator filed on Tuesday.
Slack, which allows individuals to create on-the-fly group conversations, was rolled out a few years ago by Apple and has become increasingly popular as a discussion forum during the pandemic, multiple employees have said.
Apple employees who advocate for pay equity, remote work and other causes in the company have used it as well. On Oct. 25, according to the complaint by former worker Janneke Parrish to the U.S. National Labor Relations Board, Apple introduced moderation rules for the platform.