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Apple Provides Management Course in Employee Union 'Awareness'

Apple is reportedly planning to teach its retail store managers how to deal with situations in which employees attempt to organise unions.

According to the documents seen by Cnet, the company has started a training program for all the new managers to train them in dealing with talks of a union by explaining to the legal do's and don'ts.

This course is intended to provide managers with a practical understanding of how unions affect the workplace, how and why employees organise, and the legal do's and don'ts of dealing with unions," the description of the training program reads.

"This is a mandatory class for all new managers, and is required biannually for all managers," it stated.

The company added in the description that it would be a great chance for managers to meet the Apple legal teams and clear up any doubts they may have. For the fiscal year ending September 2011, the company revealed that it had generated $14.2 billion from sales from its stores, an increase of 44 percent over last year.