The officials expressed concern that this is an ongoing issue in the company.

By John Pilger, Z Network

Members of Congress have taken note of Apple’s actions at unionizing stores, and have officially addressed the allegations that the company is chronically preventing its retail staff from organizing at multiple locations.

Silhouette of a person using mobile phone in front of the Apple logo

On Thursday, congresspeople Emanuel Cleaver II from Missouri and Sylvia Garcia from Texas penned a letter to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) expressing concern over Apple’s treatment of retail employees.

Specifically, the officials cite incidents that have taken place in Kansas City, Missouri and Houston, Texas.

According to the letter, workers at the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City reported being disciplined and fired over union activity under the guise of tardiness.

One worker at the store had been fired for being an average of one minute late for their shift, even though prior to unionization efforts, it was uncommon for workers to be terminated on such grounds.

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