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    Default Apple accused of ignoring labor abuses that can kill

    And we all know that is why American products are being made in China rather than here!

    Two people were killed immediately, and over a dozen others hurt. As the injured were rushed into ambulances, one in particular stood out. His features had been smeared by the blast, scrubbed by heat and violence until a mat of red and black had replaced his mouth and nose.
    NYT: Apple accused of ignoring labor abuses - Business - US business - The New York Times - msnbc.com

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    Default Re: Apple accused of ignoring labor abuses that can kill

    China shipped about 100,000,000,000 smart phones but the Chinese workers aren't sharing in the wealth or no health protections. Yes, that is abuse. That's how Steve Jobs accumulated $7B in wealth that he shared with no one..the genius that he was but capitalist pig also.

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    Default Apple ignoring labor abuses and exploitation in China

    Apple accused of ignoring labor abuses that can kill
    'We've known about labor abuses in some factories for four years, and they're still going on,' former Apple executive says, 'Why? Because the system works for us'

    By CHARLES DUHIGG and DAVID BARBOZA

    October 26, 2012


    Employees work excessive overtime, in some cases seven days a week, and live in crowded dorms. Some say they stand so long that their legs swell until they can hardly walk.

    Under-age workers have helped build Apple’s products, and the company’s suppliers have improperly disposed of hazardous waste and falsified records, according to company reports and advocacy groups that, within China, are often considered reliable, independent monitors.

    “We’ve known about labor abuses in some factories for four years, and they’re still going on,” said one former Apple executive who, like others, spoke on the condition of anonymity because of confidentiality agreements. “Why? Because the system works for us. Suppliers would change everything tomorrow if Apple told them they didn’t have another choice.” “If half of iPhones were malfunctioning, do you think Apple would let it go on for four years?” the executive asked.

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    Default Re: Apple accused of ignoring labor abuses that can kill

    "The only way you make money working for Apple is figuring out how to do things more efficiently or cheaper. And then they'll come back the next year, and force a 10 percent price cut."
    That's from an executive at one company that helped bring the iPad to market.
    Then, there's this from a former Apple exec "with firsthand knowledge of the supplier responsibility group":
    "You can set all the rules you want, but they're meaningless if you don't give suppliers enough profit to treat workers well. If you squeeze margins, you're forcing them to cut safety."
    It doesn't stop there. Li Mingqi, a former Foxconn manager:
    "Apple never cared about anything other than increasing product quality and decreasing production cost."
    Will Apple do anything about it? Well, if the past is any indication, Apple will say that it has and will continue to do something about it.
    A kinder, gentler Apple? Don't bet on it. | Fully Equipped - CNET Reviews

 

 

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