Apple informed employees today that it is raising starting wages for hour workers to a minimum of $22 per hour, and higher in select markets, Apple reports. The Wall Street Journal† The move comes as the company struggles to deal with inflation, a tight labor market and recent labor union efforts.


The new starting wage represents a 45% increase from 2018 and will primarily affect retail workers. Payroll positions are also expected to see incipient increases.

“By supporting and retaining the best team members in the world, we can deliver the best, most innovative products and services to our customers,” an Apple spokesperson said in a statement. “This year, as part of our annual performance review process, we are increasing our total compensation budget.”

Apple store employees have begun to unionize a small number of stores, seeking higher pay and more comprehensive benefits, such as more vacation days and better retirement options.

Deirdre O’Brien, Apple’s chief of retail, sent a video message to store associates today to address these efforts, arguing that while it is the right of workers to join a union, there could be downsides to these efforts. employees if they choose to do so.

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