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Mobile Technology Frees Workers to Work Any 20 Hours A Day They Choose

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Mobile technology is allowing workers to work wherever and whenever they choose. That’s both the good news and the bad. As most people already know, the shift means less time in the office, but also more time working. A new survey from Good Technology finds that the typical American is...
Mobile Technology Frees Workers to Work Any 20 Hours A Day They Choose

Apple supplier monitoring shows 95% overtime compliance in March

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Apple's supplier responsibility group reports that overtime compliance among a set of 500,000 workers it collects data on reached 95 percent in March, up from 89 percent in February....
Apple supplier monitoring shows 95% overtime compliance in March

Samsung looks, says it finds no child labor in its Chinese factories

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Samsung has claimed to find zero underage workers at 105 of its suppliers in China, contradicting a report put together by China Labor Watch, according to the BBC. Samsung has stated that it did find instances of inadequate practices, including illegal overtime practices; however, according its audit, there was not...
Samsung looks, says it finds no child labor in its Chinese factories
At the Super Bowl, 4K might literally be a game-changer

Apple's supplier audits uncover labor agent conspiracy to hide underage workers

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Apple has issued its 2013 Supplier Responsibility Report (PDF), noting that it uncovered a plot between third-party labor agents, a major labor agency, and workers to disguise underage employees at a factory in China. The iPhone maker’s annual report included a section on “How dishonest third-party labor agents conspire to...
Apple's supplier audits uncover labor agent conspiracy to hide underage workers

The Complaints Of Foxconn Employees Are Like The Complaints Of A Lot Normal Employees (AAPL)

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Marketplace reporter Rob Schmitz is taking a long look at the Foxconn factory where iPhones and iPads are made.  Schmitz is a big deal because he's the reporter who broke the news that Mike Daisey had made up large portions of his report on Foxconn for This American Life....
The Complaints Of Foxconn Employees Are Like The Complaints Of A Lot Normal Employees (AAPL)
Apple agrees to another audit, this time for the environment

It Sounds Like Working Conditions Are Slowly Getting Better For The People Who Make Your Apple Gadgets (AAPL)

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The New York Times recently published a big story on the improving conditions at Foxconn and other factories in China. The article is the newest addition to the newspaper's long-standing investigation into the "iEconomy" - which has been highly critical of working conditions at places like Foxconn and faulted companies...
It Sounds Like Working Conditions Are Slowly Getting Better For The People Who Make Your Apple Gadgets (AAPL)

Samsung accused of labor violations by watchdog group

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An investigation from China Labor Watch finds rampant overtime and other labor abuses at some of Samsung's own Chinese factories and those of its suppliers. [Read more]...
Samsung accused of labor violations by watchdog group

NFL Considering Changes to Playoff Overtime

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NFL Considering Changes to Playoff Overtime

Dilemma at Hon Hai

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Two years after a spate of suicides, workers at electronics manufacturer Foxconn's China campuses are concerned about limits on overtime....
Dilemma at Hon Hai

Fair Labor Association posts mostly complimentary status report on Apple supplier Foxconn's factories

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The Fair Labor Association has today posted an update in its ongoing audit of working conditions at the factories of Apple supplier Foxconn. The update is largely positive, noting some 284 items of compliance by Foxconn including many that were accomplished ahead of schedule. The initial findings from the FLA...
Fair Labor Association posts mostly complimentary status report on Apple supplier Foxconn's factories

GeekWire Podcast: Where The Hell is Matt? On our show!

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Even if you don’t recognize Matt Harding’s name, you’ve probably seen one of his videos. He’s the globetrotting YouTube star behind the site WhereTheHellisMatt.com. His videos, showing him dancing with people in countries around the world, have been viewed millions upon millions of times. Matt Harding in the KIRO-FM...
GeekWire Podcast: Where The Hell is Matt? On our show!
Apple supplier in violation of labor and safety rules, outside audit says

Samsung announces measures to tackle labor violations by Chinese suppliers

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Samsung Electronics announced new measures to keep its suppliers in China compliant with labor laws after it completed a round of audits that found problems relating to overtime and the way penalties were carried out....
Samsung announces measures to tackle labor violations by Chinese suppliers

RBS boss denies cost-cutting was behind IT crisis

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Royal Bank of Scotland IT team saw UK headcount halved and work exported to IndiaThe Royal Bank of Scotland IT team at the centre of the bank's computer crisis had seen its UK headcount halved and work exported to India in a cost-cutting drive, sources have claimed.Concerns had been raised...
RBS boss denies cost-cutting was behind IT crisis
FLA finds serious labor law violations at Foxconn
Samsung says no underage workers found at Chinese factory, vows to fix poor conditions

Police Ticketing Informal Rideshare Participants Based On No Law, But To Protect Port Authority Revenue

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We've talked many times about how legacy industries and organizations seek to protect against competition they don't like. One example we've mentioned a few times involves taxi companies and bus companies trying to shut down upstarts such as ride-sharing/carpooling services as being "unlicensed" transportation offerings. What they really mean, of...
Police Ticketing Informal Rideshare Participants Based On No Law, But To Protect Port Authority Revenue

Apple, Foxconn to share costs on working conditions

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Apple and controversial Chinese manufacturing partner Foxconn are said to be sharing the costs on improving work conditions at its Chinese factories. According to Reuters, Foxconn boss Terry Gou has spoken out on the matter, although he did not place a dollar figure on the investment or exactly where the...
Apple, Foxconn to share costs on working conditions

Cook on Apple's Role in China and Manufacturing: "I Hope People Rip Us Off Blindly"

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Apple is one of the most secretive companies in the world, keeping its product knowledge away from competitors and close to the chest. But on stage at our annual D10 conference, Apple CEO Tim Cook made it clear there’s one area in which Apple wants to be as open as...
Cook on Apple's Role in China and Manufacturing: "I Hope People Rip Us Off Blindly"

Watchdog group says Foxconn hid underage workers ahead of inspection

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One of the organization's employees says Foxconn also banned 16- and 17-year-old workers from overtime while inspections are ongoing. [Read more]...
Watchdog group says Foxconn hid underage workers ahead of inspection

Economix: How Much Do Foxconn Workers Make?

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The New York Times correspondents in China explain the confusing calculations of just how much Foxconn workers make. It comes down to overtime....
Economix: How Much Do Foxconn Workers Make?

China minister chastises Foxconn, hints toughened monitoring

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China labor minister Yin Weimin in statements to the media hinted the government might crack down on labor abuse issues at companies like Foxconn. He noted with Reuters in earshot that some unnamed foreign companies, while usually law-abiding, were guilty of mandating too much overtime, underpaying, and a "lack of...
China minister chastises Foxconn, hints toughened monitoring

Apple CEO Tim Cook discusses Steve Jobs, Chinese factories at conference

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Steve Jobs's successor visited the D: All Things Digital conference to answer questions about Apple's past and futureTim Cook, the Apple CEO who made headlines last week for opting out of a $75m dividend he was set to earn on 1m shares of company stock, sat down at a tech...
Apple CEO Tim Cook discusses Steve Jobs, Chinese factories at conference

Foxconn iPad worker documents poor labor conditions

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Foxconn treats "men as machines," according to a worker newly interviewed by CNN. The woman is identified an 18-year-old student from a village near the southern city of Chongqing, using the pseudonym "Chen" because she says Foxconn tells workers not to talk to reporters or else "criminal liability shall be...
Foxconn iPad worker documents poor labor conditions
Samsung supplier accused of forced overtime and hiring underage workers, even after audit

This Police Chief Enlisted 10 Officers To Find His Son's Stolen Phone

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Michael Meehan, Berkeley Chief of Police, is in hot water for using as many as 10 officers to track down his son's stolen phone, reports SFGate. The phone was equipped with tracking software, so Meehan and several other officers spent time trying to find the phone. Four detectives involved were...
This Police Chief Enlisted 10 Officers To Find His Son's Stolen Phone

Foxconn worker riot closes factory

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Numerous sources are reporting that "unrest" among workers at Foxconn's Taiyan plant has resulted in its temporary closure. About 2,000 workers took part in what was either a brawl between factions from different provinces or an uprising against plant security, depending on whether you believe the official story or the...
Foxconn worker riot closes factory

Apple Busts Supplier For Underage Labor In Latest Responsibility Report

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Apple issued its latest Supplier Responsibility Report Thursday evening, offering an update on worker protections and factory conditions at its manufacturing partners. This year’s report, Apple’s seventh, included 339 audits throughout the company’s supply chain — a 72 percent increase over its 2011 report. Among the report’s highlights: Apple increased...
Apple Busts Supplier For Underage Labor In Latest Responsibility Report
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