Tag Archives: forced labor

AFL-CIO: DOL Has Expanded Shame List of Products Made with Forced, Child Labor

The U.S. Department of Labor has added three products to the list of good produced by forced labor, child labor or both. The list now includes 133 products from 71 countries, ranging from bamboo in Burma to zinc in Bolivia. Added to the list yesterday are bricks in Afghanistan and cassiterite and coltan in the Democratic […]

Apple’s Alleged Labor Violations: Appalling or Inaccurate?

The New York Times released a damning report on January 25, 2012 about labor conditions in Chinese factories owned by Foxconn, Apple’s main supplier of products like iPhones and iPads. The report focuses on the multiple violations present in Foxconn factories including involuntary labor, underage labor, and dangerous working conditions. Apple claims it has tried […]