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TSA to allow knives, sports equipment on planes starting April 25th

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How times have changed. The US Transportation and Security Administration on Tuesday announced it would be relaxing the restrictions on items prohibited from being carrying aboard airplanes. Starting April 25th, for the first time since the September 11th, 2011 attacks, the agency will allow airline passengers to pack "small...
TSA to allow knives, sports equipment on planes starting April 25th

Apple Is Going To Pay Part Of The Cost To Make Life Better For Foxconn Employees (AAPL)

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It looks like Apple is going to put some of its huge pile of cash to good use. Foxconn's CEO Terry Gou revealed Thursday that Apple will share some of the costs of improving working conditions at the Chinese manufacturing plant after a string of complaints from workers and labor...
Apple Is Going To Pay Part Of The Cost To Make Life Better For Foxconn Employees (AAPL)

LinkedIn CEO: Let US Companies Bring In More Overseas Employees (LNKD)

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LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner and Reid Hoffman took the stage today at the D10 Conference. Weiner weighed in on the controversy over H1B Visas, which tech companies love. It lets U.S. companies temporarily bring in workers with special skills, like engineers. Some labor groups say that the visas are being...
LinkedIn CEO: Let US Companies Bring In More Overseas Employees (LNKD)

Foxconn's Hiring "Lifestyle" And "Safety" Managers To Make Sure Workers Don't Kill Themselves While Making Your iPhone

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March 10 (Bloomberg) -- Foxconn Technology Group, targeted by labor groups for criticism over its working conditions, is seeking a safety and security officer, a lifestyle services manager and two fire chiefs for a China unit that supplies Apple Inc. Foxconn’s Integrated Digital Products Business Group advertised the positions...
Foxconn's Hiring "Lifestyle" And "Safety" Managers To Make Sure Workers Don't Kill Themselves While Making Your iPhone

HP issues new policy to crack down on student workers among its Chinese suppliers

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HP has introduced a series of new measures in China to cut down on potential abuses of student and temporary workers among its manufacturing partners in the country. Those two labor groups are often used to cope with peak production times — last year Foxconn was said to have brought...
HP issues new policy to crack down on student workers among its Chinese suppliers

10 Things We Really Hate About Apple (AAPL)

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It's a little too easy to love Apple. The company consistently puts out game-changing products. The business itself is an awe-inspiring model for profitability. And Apple's backstory is too good not to love—growing from a tiny operation in a garage to become one of the most successful tech companies, only...
10 Things We Really Hate About Apple (AAPL)
Apple, labor group comment on Chinese factories ahead of shareholder meeting

Amazon increases its tuition assistance for hourly workers

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Amazon.com says it will boost the amount of tuition assistance available to its hourly employees who pursue associate degrees or vocational certificates. The company will now pay $3,000 a year (totaling up to $12,000 over four years), which is up from $2,000 a year (or up to $8,000 total) when...
Amazon increases its tuition assistance for hourly workers

French reporters infiltrate Foxconn iPhone 5 factory, find few of the vaunted changes

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Envoyé Spécial, a 60 Minutes-like program from public TV station France 2, went undercover at the Zhengzhou iPhone 5 Foxconn factory recently (within the past two months) and reported many of the same problems the Chinese manufacturer and Apple promised to fix earlier this year. According to the story...
French reporters infiltrate Foxconn iPhone 5 factory, find few of the vaunted changes

Amazon to move warehouse workers to tech jobs with new 'career choice' program

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An Amazon fulfillment center. Amazon.com has been on the hot seat in the past year, with labor groups and the media criticizing working conditions at some of the online retailer’s fulfillment centers. But now Amazon is taking an unique approach to getting some of its warehouse workers trained in other fields,...
Amazon to move warehouse workers to tech jobs with new 'career choice' program

Hon Hai Confirms 'Workplace Issue' at Supplier

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Gadget assembler Hon Hai said that a "workplace issue" took place at a Chinese factory owned by one of its suppliers, following reports by labor groups that a strike over wages had broken out there....
Hon Hai Confirms 'Workplace Issue' at Supplier

Pegatron: Apple hasn’t informed us about forthcoming labor audits

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Apple’s contract manufacturer Pegatron Technology of Taiwan is unaware of any forthcoming labor inspections at its Asian plants because its client hasn’t officially tipped them about labor audits, chief financial officer Charles Lin tells Bloomberg this morning. Lin was reacting to yesterday’s announcement by Apple of California that the first audits in cooperation...
Pegatron: Apple hasn’t informed us about forthcoming labor audits
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