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Apple announced last week that it will require its corporate employees to work in the office three days a week, beginning on Sep. 5. On Monday, a group of employees initiated a petition opposing the policy.

The company’s formerly office-based staff has performed “exceptional work, flexibly, both outside and inside traditional office environments” over the past two years and the “uniform mandate from senior leadership does not consider the unique demands of each job role nor the diversity of individuals,” according to Apple Together, a group of workers calling itself a solidarity union. “We believe that Apple should encourage, not prohibit, flexible work to build a more diverse and successful company where we can feel comfortable to ‘think different’ together.”

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