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What we learned from the 'Nightline' report on Foxconn factories
FLA still not completely satisfied with working conditions in Foxconn's Apple plants

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

The FLA Now says Apple’s Foxconn factories have ‘tons of issues’

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The Fair Labor Association group tasked with auditing a Foxconn Technology Group plant in Shenzhen, China has found a ‘ton of issues’ that need fixing, according to a report from Bloomberg. This report is interesting in light of the fact that Auret van Heerden, the president of the FLA, has already made...
The FLA Now says Apple’s Foxconn factories have ‘tons of issues’
No whitewash: The FLA finds dozens of Foxconn violations

FLA head describes Foxconn plants as 'way above average'

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The president of the Fair Labor Association, Auret van Heerden, is already suggesting that conditions at Foxconn facilities are better than those in many other factories in the country, according to Reuters. The FLA is just beginning a study of Apple's top eight suppliers in China, of which Foxconn is...
FLA head describes Foxconn plants as 'way above average'

Foxconn hiring lifestyle and safety experts to improve worker conditions at Apple factories

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A report from Bloomberg today confirms Foxconn is interested in hiring new safety and security experts to help improve working conditions in facilities responsible for supplying Apple products. Foxconn’s retail division chairman Louis Woo confirmed the job listings, which include a “lifestyle manager” responsible for maintaining worker dorms and healthcare,...
Foxconn hiring lifestyle and safety experts to improve worker conditions at Apple factories

Bloomberg: FLA is finding ‘tons of issues’ at Apple supplier plants

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Despite reports from Reuters earlier this week profiling Fair Labor Association CEO Auret van Heerden’s positive reaction to the early inspections of Apple’s suppliers in Shenzhen, China, Bloomberg announced today van Heerden’s comments actually “reflected his previous interactions with Foxconn.” In contrast to Reuters original article, during a phone interview...
Bloomberg: FLA is finding ‘tons of issues’ at Apple supplier plants

Apple and Foxconn vow to improve working conditions, which could boost costs for Dell, Sony Amazon and more

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In response to a wide array of issues discovered by the Fair Labor Association, Apple and Foxconn have entered into an agreement to improve working conditions at the Chinese manufacturer’s plants, reports Reuters. The pledge covers things like safety conditions, maximum number of working hours and overtime compensation. The agreement...
Apple and Foxconn vow to improve working conditions, which could boost costs for Dell, Sony Amazon and more

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

FLA president: iPad plants are no sweatshops, boredom and monotony contributing to suicides

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With the Fair Labor Association (FLA) audit of Apple suppliers at Foxconn City underway for several days now, first details are trickling in. The non-profit agency’s head Auret van Heerden told Reuters than working conditions at Foxconn’s iPad plant are “far better” than those at other sweatshops elsewhere in...
FLA president: iPad plants are no sweatshops, boredom and monotony contributing to suicides

Apple supplier auditors send mixed messages about Foxconn

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It’s been less than a week since Apple sent independent auditors to evaluate its third-party factories in China. The auditors have publicly given hints about what they’re finding, but aren’t getting into specifics. On Friday, the Fair Labor Association, the labor rights group Apple joined recently, told Bloomberg that it...
Apple supplier auditors send mixed messages about Foxconn

Independent Inspector Says Foxconn's Facilities Are 'First-Class' (AAPL)

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The Apple-ordered inspection of its supplier factories, including Foxconn facilities in China, is already under way by the independent group the Free Labor Association. While it's too early for any concrete results, Reuters spoke to the Auret van Heerden, president of the FLA, about what he's seen so far....
Independent Inspector Says Foxconn's Facilities Are 'First-Class' (AAPL)

Head of FLA says that Apple’s iPad plants in China are ‘way above average’ and ‘tranquil’

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Just a couple of days ago, Apple announced that it had reached out to the Fair Labor Association, a non-profit that investigates working conditions for laborers around the world. The organization was asked to perform voluntary audits for Apple on the Foxconn plants in Chengdu and Shenzen China, where it...
Head of FLA says that Apple’s iPad plants in China are ‘way above average’ and ‘tranquil’
Apple factory inspectors put positive spin on Foxconn conditions, but watchdogs are skeptical

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
FLA finds serious labor law violations at Foxconn

Apple iPad plant is ‘way, way above average’ says inspector

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It’s not a pressure-cooker environment that is the problem, but boredom and alienation Foxconn workers. Source: Everything iCafe “The facilities are first-class; the physical conditions are way, way above average of the norm.” That’s Auret van Heerden, president of the Fair Labor Association, speaking to Reuters after an initial visit to...
Apple iPad plant is ‘way, way above average’ says inspector
Fair Labor Association to investigate Apple’s suppliers

FLA president says Apple/Foxconn agreement raises bar, but will it raise prices?

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The findings of the Fair Labor Association’s investigation into Apple’s suppliers beginning with three Foxconn facilities were officially published yesterday. While finding excessive working hours and many violations of Chinese labor law, based on the FLA’s recommendations Foxconn and Apple have agreed to reduce workweek and overtime hours within...
FLA president says Apple/Foxconn agreement raises bar, but will it raise prices?

Efforts by Apple and Foxconn to Improve Electronics Industry Labor Conditions Starting to Take Hold

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In the latest installment of its "iEconomy" series, The New York Times takes a look at the advances made by Apple and Foxconn to improve working conditions at the Chinese factories churning out Apple products since a major push began earlier this year. The report details many changes such as...
Efforts by Apple and Foxconn to Improve Electronics Industry Labor Conditions Starting to Take Hold

Inspect this: Apple supplier Foxconn hikes wages for Chinese workers

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With Hon Hai-owned Foxconn currently welcoming inspectors representing the Fair Labour Association (FLA), the company today announced that it has raised wages for its Chinese workforce by as much as 25% from February, marking its third rise in two years. Foxconn, one of Apple’s key supply partners and maker of its...
Inspect this: Apple supplier Foxconn hikes wages for Chinese workers

Fair Labor Association begin audits of Apple suppliers at Foxconn City

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Following the release of Apple’s 2012 Supplier Responsibility Report, Apple announced it would be the first technology company admitted to the Fair Labor Association. The FLA will “independently assess facilities in Apple’s supply chain” and publish its independent findings to its website. Today Apple has announced via a press...
Fair Labor Association begin audits of Apple suppliers at Foxconn City

Fair Labor Association Finds Progress in Follow-Up Status Report on Foxconn's Apple Facilities

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The Fair Labor Association (FLA) today announced the release of a status report outlining progress that has made since the group's initial high-profile audits of several Foxconn facilities in China serving as assembly plants for Apple products. In follow-up visits to the plants in late June and early July, the...
Fair Labor Association Finds Progress in Follow-Up Status Report on Foxconn's Apple Facilities

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

Foxconn said to be considering accelerated transition to robot workers

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Chinese manufacturer Foxconn may do its part to hasten the arrival of the robo-calypse as it considers scaling up introduction of a robot work force that some pundits believe could become cheaper than human workers by 2014. The 21st Century Business Herald spoke with manufacturing analysts and experts that identified...
Foxconn said to be considering accelerated transition to robot workers

Fair Labor Association publishes findings of Apple/Foxconn Investigation

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We knew the Fair Labor Association would be publishing its initial findings of its investigation into Apple’s Foxconn facilities and today the report is officially available through the organization’s website. The full report is here and the press release outlining the investigation is below. According to the recommendations, Foxconn has...
Fair Labor Association publishes findings of Apple/Foxconn Investigation

Foxconn Accused of Hiding Underage Workers During Audits

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AppleInsider reports on an interview with a representative of Hong Kong-based nonprofit Students & Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior (SACOM) claiming that Foxconn used advance knowledge of recent audits by the Fair Labor Association to hide underage workers from auditors. Specifically, the report addresses the issue of 16- and 17-year olds,...
Foxconn Accused of Hiding Underage Workers During Audits

Fair Labor Association: Foxconn has 'tons of issues'

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Fair Labor Association chief Auret van Heerden updated his opinions in a conversation on Friday that signaled possibly drastic action ahead. In talking to Bloomberg, he partly rescinded an earlier warm reaction and said the group was "finding tons of issues" at the contract manufacturer. He wouldn't say what these...
Fair Labor Association: Foxconn has 'tons of issues'

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)
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