Apple employees want to unionize and use Android to prevent the company from spying on them

Apple employees are unhappy with stagnant wages despite the company’s rising profits.

A report says Apple retail employees  are quietly unionizing due to discontent with stagnant wages despite the company’s strong profits.

According to The Washington Post , two US stores are preparing to file documents with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and half a dozen more are in earlier stages.

An Apple financial report details compensation for its top executives in 2021, with Tim Cook receiving nearly $100 million .

Cook, who has led Apple since 2011 after succeeding Steve Jobs , received the vast majority of his stock-based compensation as prize money, some $82.3 million. Add to that $3 million from his salary, $12 million from his compensation plan and $1.3 million from other compensation.

Cook ‘s earnings at Apple totaled $98.7 million in 2021. Far more than the $14.7 million in 2020 and $11.5 million in 2019.

And using Android

The most curious is that employees have started using Android phones to avoid any espionage by Apple.

In 2021 , Apple fired an employee named Ashley Gjøvik who alleged sexual harassment, environmental concerns, and surveillance at the company.

The megacorporation “has an internal culture of surveillance, intimidation, and alienation,” he wrote. “Employees are closely monitored and our data is hoarded in the name of secrecy and quality.”