Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Foxconn Still Leaving Blood on Your iPad

By Rachel Swan
Tue, May 10, 2011 at 11:22 AM

So says playwright Mike Daisey, who excoriated Apple for its abhorrent labor practices in his theatrical monologue, The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs. And he's right, according to a new report from the Hong Kong-based advocacy group Students & Scholars Against Corporate Misbehaviour (SACOM). Despite promises to reform, Foxconn appears to be dragging its heels. As of March and April, many of the factories in southern China were still forcing workers to sign "no-suicide" pacts, stand for 14 hours a day, and commit to 80-100 hours of overtime per month. Read the entire study here.

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