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Another Tough Week for Foxconn

written by Articles Editor Emily Kaiser The manufacturer under fire for a recent explosion at an Apple iPad factory now faces a new controversy: the revelation of minors working in a Chinese facility that manufactures components for Nintendo’s yet-to-be-released Wii U game console.  Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group, the world’s largest supplier of technology products, found […]

Associated Press: Apple’s iPhone manufacturer faces labor complaints over status of student workers

BEIJING — The company that manufactures Apple’s iPhones has responded to an accusation that vocational students are forced to work in its Chinese factories by saying Wednesday its agreement with their schools allows them to leave. China Labor Watch, a Hong Kong group, said this week that Foxconn, which employs some 1.2 million people in […]

Foxconn Plans Workplace Improvements in Apple Factories

Although the United States has its share of labor issues, they pale in comparison, both in number and gravity, to labor atrocities everyday in countries with fewer – or zero – protections for workers. In China, the horrible working conditions of Foxconn, a manufacturer of Apple technology, have been well documented for months. This week, […]

Apple: Foxconn, Other Suppliers’ Factories to be Audited by Fair Labor Association

Apple announced that it asked the Fair Labor Association to conduct “special voluntary audits” of several of its assembly supplier’s facilities. The Fair Labor Association will conduct an extensive review of documents related to procedures at all levels of employment, as well as interviewing thousands of workers about the factories living and working conditions. Tim […]

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 […]