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Thoughts on the hijacking of Amazon’s annual meeting

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Amazon’s annual shareholder meeting yesterday was a spectacle. Hundreds of people gathered outside the Seattle Art Museum to protest the company’s low tax rate, difficult working conditions at its distribution centers, and its affiliation with ALEC, the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council. Inside, the mood was raucous, as a series of...
Thoughts on the hijacking of Amazon’s annual meeting

Apple will invest $100 million to bring Mac production back to the US next year, says Tim Cook

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Apple CEO Tim Cook has said that the company will invest $100 million to bring production of its Mac computers back to the US, by way of partnerships with local suppliers, he revealed in an interview with Businessweek. When pressed about Apple’s commitment to manufacturing its products locally, Cook said:...
Apple will invest $100 million to bring Mac production back to the US next year, says Tim Cook

Apple customers protest factory worker abuse, will present petition tomorrow

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Apple customers are protesting the company’s role in factory worker abuse by bringing a 250,000-signature petition to the Apple store at Grand Central Station in New York City tomorrow and elsewhere around the globe. In particular, the petitioners are asking Apple to make the iPhone 5 its first product...
Apple customers protest factory worker abuse, will present petition tomorrow
Foxconn Workers Go On Strike Over Insane Demands, Disrupting iPhone 5 Production (AAPL)

Samsung widens China plant checks

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Samsung orders audits of its Chinese suppliers after finding working conditions breaches at one of the factories....
Samsung widens China plant checks

Amazon.com dubbed a corporate scrooge by hometown newspaper

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Amazon.com’s lack of philanthropic involvement in its hometown of Seattle is getting renewed attention as The Seattle Times kicked off a 4-part series on the company today. Reporters Kristi Heim and Amy Martinez explore how the giant online retailer is a “virtual no-show in hometown philanthropy,” writing that the company is ”a...
Amazon.com dubbed a corporate scrooge by hometown newspaper

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’

Tim Cook Responds to Report on Working Conditions at Suppliers' Factories

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In the wake of yesterday's report regarding treatment of workers at the facilities of Apple's suppliers, Apple CEO Tim Cook has sent an email to company employees addressing the situation. As published by 9to5Mac, the email highlights Apple's efforts to oversee compliance with company standards for workers' rights and the...
Tim Cook Responds to Report on Working Conditions at Suppliers' Factories

Apple Discovers Underage Workers At iPhone Factories

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Apple Inc stepped up audits of working conditions at major suppliers last year, discovering multiple cases of underage workers, discrimination and wage problems. The iPhone and iPad maker, which relies heavily on Asian-based partners like Taiwan's Foxconn Technology Group to assemble the vast majority of its iPhones and iPads, said...
Apple Discovers Underage Workers At iPhone Factories

Apple manufacturer Foxconn improves on Chinese workers' hours and safety

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Facing mounting criticism, factories have made significant changes, but bigger steps are ahead for electronics supplierFoxconn, Apple's top manufacturer, has improved safety conditions and cut working hours in an effort to resolve violations at its plants that triggered a global scandal for the iPad and iPhone maker.The Taiwanese company submitted...
Apple manufacturer Foxconn improves on Chinese workers' hours and safety

Is Apple Supplier Foxconn Finally Giving Its Workers a Fair Shake?

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Apple and its factory partner, Foxconn, have made great strides in bringing Foxconn's labor conditions into compliance with local laws, the Fair Labor Association said Tuesday. Not surprisingly, independent labor rights monitoring organizations remain skeptical that real progress has been made. In a status report made public on Tuesday, the...
Is Apple Supplier Foxconn Finally Giving Its Workers a Fair Shake?

Injured iPhone workers to petition Apple at shareholder meeting

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Shareholder meetings in normal circumstances are rather boring affairs for those not interested in the nuances of corporate governance. But when Apple holds its annual meeting on Thursday, there will be issues besides election of board members and potential dividends on people’s minds. Two former iPhone factory workers in China,...
Injured iPhone workers to petition Apple at shareholder meeting
Worth a listen: This American Life’s emotional showdown with Mike Daisey over iPad factory conditions

Would Steve Jobs Have Approved? Artist Offers His Apple Monologue, Performance Rights, For Free

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As sales of its products soar, and its share price continues to climb, Apple has come under increasing scrutiny because of the working conditions in the Chinese factories where its iPhone and iPad are manufactured. This has led Apple's CEO, Tim Cook, to announce recently that the Fair Labor Association...
Would Steve Jobs Have Approved? Artist Offers His Apple Monologue, Performance Rights, For Free
Will Google Deliver on Its Nexus Q Promise? Not at This Year's I/O.

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's Cook: We've improved working conditions more than anyone

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Apple CEO Tim Cook, speaking at an investor conference, defended the company's track record and its process of manufacturing hit products like the iPhone....
Apple's Cook: We've improved working conditions more than anyone

iPhone Maker Foxconn Is Looking To Set Up Factories In The U.S. (AAPL)

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Chinese manufacturing giant Foxconn is exploring plans to build plants in the United States, DigiTimes reports. It is looking at Detroit and Los Angeles. Foxconn is notorious for manufacturing iPads and iPhones in bad working conditions. It has been the target of numerous investigative reports from the Wired, The New...
iPhone Maker Foxconn Is Looking To Set Up Factories In The U.S. (AAPL)
Samsung says no underage workers found at Chinese factory, vows to fix poor conditions

Tim Cook responds to claims of factory worker mistreatment: “We care about every worker in our supply chain”

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This morning, The New York Times published a lengthy report with details about the harsh conditions of working in the factories of an Apple parts supplier or Apple product manufacturer. The report includes this chilling opening: The explosion ripped through Building A5 on a Friday evening last May, an...
Tim Cook responds to claims of factory worker mistreatment: “We care about every worker in our supply chain”

Apple CEO Tim Cook: ‘We care about every worker’

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Tim Cook Apple CEO Tim Cook started his talk today at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference addressing concerns over the working conditions at factories in Asia where iPads, iPods and iPhones are made. “Apple takes working conditions very, very seriously,” said Cook. He added that “we care about...
Apple CEO Tim Cook: ‘We care about every worker’

(Insider) The Macalope Daily: Apple invented China 3000 years ago

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Well, to hear some people talk about the issue of working conditions there it sure seems like that must have been it. (This story is viewable exclusively by Macworld Insider members.)...
(Insider) The Macalope Daily: Apple invented China 3000 years ago
Samsung accused of child labor abuse at Chinese factory

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning! News: The CEO of powerful Chinese hardware firm Huawei talked to reporters for the first time in 26 years. He says Huawei is not spying on the US. Pegatron, which makes iPhones and iPads for Apple, is staffing up by 40% for the third quarter. Facebook is close...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

Audit finds Apple's Chinese factories in violation of employment laws - video

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Apple and Foxconn have pledged to seriously improve working conditions at factories in China where millions of iPads and iPhones are assembled each year following an audit by the Fair Labor Association....
Audit finds Apple's Chinese factories in violation of employment laws - video

Apple's Chinese Suppliers Violate Worker Rights, Says Labor Group

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There are serious violations of worker rights at Apple's other suppliers in China, even as Foxconn tries to improve working conditions, according to a labor......
Apple's Chinese Suppliers Violate Worker Rights, Says Labor Group

UNDERCOVER REPORT: The iPhone 5 You'll Soon Be Clutching Was Made In 'Nightmare' Working Conditions (AAPL)

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A reporter from the Shanghai Evening Post says he worked undercover at Foxconn Tai Yuan factory for ten days. Foxconn is the controversial facility where all of Apple's products are produced. His mission: Learn about iPhone 5 production. The reporter kept a detailed journal of each day he spent at...
UNDERCOVER REPORT: The iPhone 5 You'll Soon Be Clutching Was Made In 'Nightmare' Working Conditions (AAPL)

Group plans disruptive protest tomorrow at Apple’s Grand Central Store over Foxconn conditions

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Looks like Apple won’t be getting away easily this time as a petition over unethical working conditions at Foxconn factories blew up, turning into a real-world protest over Apple’s labor practices. Consumer groups SumOfUs and Change.org previously said that over 35,000 people signed their “Stop Worker Abuse” online petition...
Group plans disruptive protest tomorrow at Apple’s Grand Central Store over Foxconn conditions

If Foxconn Replaced Its Humans With Robots, Would You Feel Better?

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Foxconn, the Taiwanese company that manufactures devices for Apple, Nokia, and Sony, has over 1.2 million employees, mostly in factories on the Chinese mainland. By 2016, it would like to replace as many of those as possible with robots that can do the job 24/7. That would address the human...
If Foxconn Replaced Its Humans With Robots, Would You Feel Better?

Don’t cry for the workers at Foxconn

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I’ve been interested in gadget manufacturing for a while now and, as I reported a few months ago, things are pretty bad but they’ve been worse. Now, however, we’re seeing clusters of suicides at Foxconn as well as an undercover “report” from Foxconn’s “Hell Factory.” I’m calling bull. First,...
Don’t cry for the workers at Foxconn
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