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Tim Cook faces rare employee unrest over Apple's 'culture of secrecy'

Hundreds of current and former Apple workers are complaining about their work environment, a rarity for the once tight-lipped company

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On Friday, Tim Cook, Apple’s chief executive, answered questions from workers in an all-staff meeting for the first time since the public surfacing of employee concerns | Photo: Bloomberg

Jack Nicas and Kellen Browning | NYT San Francisco
Apple, known among its Silicon Valley peers for a secretive corporate culture in which workers are expected to be in lock step with management, is suddenly facing an issue that would have been unthinkable a few years ago: employee unrest.

On Friday, Tim Cook, Apple’s chief executive, answered questions from workers in an all-staff meeting for the first time since the public surfacing of employee concerns over topics ranging from pay equity to whether the company should assert itself more on political matters like Texas’ restrictive abortion law.

Mr. Cook answered only two of what activist employees said were a

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First Published: Sep 19 2021 | 8:50 AM IST

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