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FLA still not completely satisfied with working conditions in Foxconn's Apple plants

Apple Supplier to Raise Taiwan Wages

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Apple Inc. supplier Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. plans to raise wages for its employees in Taiwan “significantly” to better attract and retain talent, a company spokesman said Thursday. Hon Hai, which makes Apple’s iPhones and iPads under contract, has been facing pressure to improve wages and working conditions since...
Apple Supplier to Raise Taiwan Wages

Following heavy criticism, Apple announces new investigation into labor conditions at Foxconn

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Last month saw several big stories reporting on poor working conditions at the factories in China which makes Apple products. Chief executive Tim Cook responded by saying that Apple had nothing to apologize for. Now Apple has announced a series of special “voluntary audits” at Foxconn factories in Shenzen and...
Following heavy criticism, Apple announces new investigation into labor conditions at Foxconn

Fair Labor Association begins independent audits of Foxconn factories

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Apple has announced on Monday that independent third-party inspections of its final assembly plants in China have officially begun in "Foxconn City." The factory in Shenzhen is one of several facilities that will be audited by the Fair Labor Association, a labor rights activist group that admitted Apple as a member...
Fair Labor Association begins independent audits of Foxconn factories

Inside Foxconn: Little Evidence of Abuse, but Workers Sure Want a Raise

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Last night ABC’s “Nightline” broadcast its unprecedented look at Apple’s Chinese manufacturing partner, Foxconn, which for years has been plagued by accusations of labor abuse and poor working conditions. And while it was certainly an illuminating look at Foxconn’s suicide net-festooned Shenzhen, China, factory complex and the people who work...
Inside Foxconn: Little Evidence of Abuse, but Workers Sure Want a Raise

Tech factory contrast: Foxconn ascends, while Sharp struggles

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Shige Watanabe remembers the boom days. "It was solid cars on the roads. The factories ran full steam, constantly," he says, standing in front of the electronics shop he has run for 30 years in the Japanese town of Yaita. A car occasionally cruises by his shop window, packed...
Tech factory contrast: Foxconn ascends, while Sharp struggles

Fair Labor Association Begins Auditing Foxconn's Manufacturing Facilities at Apple's Request

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Last month, Apple and the Fair Labor Association (FLA) announced an agreement that would see the FLA monitoring workplace conditions in Apple's supply chain, providing independent oversight to ensure compliance with worker rights standards set by Apple and the FLA. Apple is the first technology company to join the FLA,...
Fair Labor Association Begins Auditing Foxconn's Manufacturing Facilities at Apple's Request
Apple agrees to another audit, this time for the environment

Apple opens up inspection of its Foxconn plants to Fair Labor Association

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One of Apple's major manufacturing cogs, Foxconn, will receive voluntary audits from the Fair Labor Association on factories in both Shenzhen and Chengdu in China. These inspections have already began earlier today over in Foxconn City. It will involved polling "thousands" of employees covering both their working and living...
Apple opens up inspection of its Foxconn plants to Fair Labor Association

Apple faces its 'Nike moment' as ABC Nightline goes inside Foxconn

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Bill Weir of ABC's Nightline insisted that he should be free to go wherever he wanted inside Foxconn - and the company, and Apple, complied.Bill Weir of ABC News has provided pictures from inside Foxconn's assembly lines where it makes Apple devices such as the iPad.Besides the video (below), there...
Apple faces its 'Nike moment' as ABC Nightline goes inside Foxconn

Foxconn and Apple supply: What are the effects?

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Foxconn has stopped production at its facility in Taiyuan, China, following the eruption of a huge fight Sunday night that reportedly involved around 2,000 workers of the Apple contractor. Reports indicate that the fight broke out in the company dormitories, though accounts conflict as to whether the fight was between...
Foxconn and Apple supply: What are the effects?

Made in the U.S.A.: With Nexus Q, Google Brings Manufacturing Back to the States

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It’s a familiar adage: All of the U.S. manufacturing jobs have gone overseas. Google is bucking convention. The Nexus Q, Google’s first foray into designing and producing its own hardware in-house, will be manufactured inside the United States, not overseas. Google isn’t disclosing the manufacturing locations, mostly for competitive reasons....
Made in the U.S.A.: With Nexus Q, Google Brings Manufacturing Back to the States

Foxconn Plans New Iowa Plant, Will Hire 10% Of State’s Population

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After a highly visible meeting with Apple CEO Tim Cook, Foxconn’s founder Terry Gou announced plans to open a sprawling Foxconn factory in Guthrie Center, Iowa, essentially replacing the approximately 2,000 residents of that small town with workers from in and around Iowa. The company will hire 300,000 employees for...
Foxconn Plans New Iowa Plant, Will Hire 10% Of State’s Population

A Silicon Valley Campus with Chinese Characteristics

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Like most of China’s high-tech manufacturers Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. is located in an outsized and relatively isolated technology park. But unlike the bulk of China’s electronics manufacturers, which set up cramped dormitories and massive dining facilities to manage legions of workers who come to do basic assembly, SMIC’s campus...
A Silicon Valley Campus with Chinese Characteristics

Apple supplier audit begins with Foxconn plant

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Fair Labor Association begins independent inspections of tech giant's suppliers after criticism over alleged abuses of workersApple has reacted togrowing criticism over alleged abuses of workers at its suppliers by asking an independent group, the Fair Labor Association (FLA), to conduct audits of its "final assembly" suppliers. Those include Foxconn,...
Apple supplier audit begins with Foxconn plant

Responding to undercover report, Foxconn says it's not perfect, promises investigation

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After an undercover Chinese reporter documented difficult working conditions on a Foxconn production line for Apple’s next iPhone, the manufacturer has responded with a statement that it is “not perfect” and a promise that it will investigate the allegations. Days before the unveiling of the new iPhone, the Shanghai Evening...
Responding to undercover report, Foxconn says it's not perfect, promises investigation

Chinese reporter goes undercover at Foxconn on 'iPhone 5′ production line

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Apple’s fifth generation iPhone is less than 24 hours away from being unveiled to the world, but concerns around the working conditions of the Chinese factory workers that produce the device are being brought up once more. A undercover report from the Shanghai Evening Post, which has been translated into English...
Chinese reporter goes undercover at Foxconn on 'iPhone 5′ production line

Riot at Foxconn factory in China blamed on harsh security guards

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Foxconn workers are blaming company security guards for Sunday's unrest at a manufacturing facility in China, claiming that the mass riot was the result of an escalating brawl between assembly line workers and security guards. The riot, which involved 2,000 workers, occurred at a Foxconn factory in the Chinese...
Riot at Foxconn factory in China blamed on harsh security guards

Even SNL makes fun of techies complaining about the iPhone 5

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Saturday Night Live took a shot at Silicon Valley yesterday when it set up a sketch involving “reporters” from Cnet, Wired, and Gizmodo, all complaining about features on the iPhone 5. The sketch takes place on a tech television, and “traps” the reporters who are complaining about the iPhone 5...
Even SNL makes fun of techies complaining about the iPhone 5
Fair Labor Association to investigate Apple’s suppliers

Apple Orders Foxconn Labor Inspections

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With outcry growing over working conditions at some of its overseas manufacturing partners, Apple is taking a more socially responsible stance on the matter. In January it became the first technology company to join the Fair Labor Association (FLA). Today it announced that the FLA, at its request, has begun...
Apple Orders Foxconn Labor Inspections

Unrest at Foxconn as 2,000 workers reportedly riot at factory in China

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Reports are emerging of a riot that broke out at Foxconn’s manufacturing facilities in Taiyuan early on Monday, but conflicting accounts have described it as either an altercation between security guards and workers or a fight between workers. Engadget’s Richard Lai tracked posts on the Sina Weibo microblog and the...
Unrest at Foxconn as 2,000 workers reportedly riot at factory in China

HBO Triggers an International Copyright Fracas in Chile

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The newspapers in Chile show a young college student in T-shirt and khakis being led away from his college campus in handcuffs by police officers. And now, all over Latin America, the story appears to be the long arm of HBO - which the newspapers have to remind their readers...
HBO Triggers an International Copyright Fracas in Chile

Apple and Foxconn agree to drastically improve working conditions following Fair Labor Association report

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The Fair Labor Association has released its findings from the lengthy investigation of working conditions at Foxconn's Chinese plants where Apple products are made. While the PR and report largely avoid over the top rhetoric and direct condemnations of the companies, they hardly paint a rosy picture either. The...
Apple and Foxconn agree to drastically improve working conditions following Fair Labor Association report
ABC’s rare look inside Apple’s Foxconn factory

Is there an ethical laptop?

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My old laptop has finally given up. I'd like an iPad or a small laptop but I'm concerned about poor factory conditions and the mining for the minerals that go into them. Please help...The sleekness of the gadgets that dominate our lives gives little hint of the chaos that lies...
Is there an ethical laptop?

Why university-industry collaboration doesn't have to be awkward

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There's often too much talk and not enough action when it comes to bringing industry and academia togetherThe bringing together of industry and academia has always been a tricky process. The issue came under scrutiny in last month's Wilson Review, which looked at how collaboration in the UK between universities...
Why university-industry collaboration doesn't have to be awkward

Apple Orders Investigators To Check Out Labor Conditions In Foxconn (AAPL)

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Big announcement from Apple this morning. (More to come ...) Apple® today announced that the Fair Labor Association will conduct special voluntary audits of Apple’s final assembly suppliers, including Foxconn factories in Shenzhen and Chengdu, China, at Apple’s request. A team of labor rights experts led by FLA president...
Apple Orders Investigators To Check Out Labor Conditions In Foxconn (AAPL)

Foxconn suicides: Company promises 20% wages hike

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Hon Hai/Foxconn is to raise the wages of around 420,000 factory workers following a string of suicides across its plants.Workers at these plants, which manufacture electronic devices for the likes of HP, Dell and Apple, will see their wages rise by 20 percent, the company has announced.The company claims the...
Foxconn suicides: Company promises 20% wages hike
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