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Foxconn Hid Underage Workers, Improved Conditions To Pull Wool On FLA Inspectors [REPORT] Foxconn Hid Underage Workers, Improved Conditions To Pull Wool On FLA Inspectors [REPORT]

You remember those audits of Foxconn facilities that took place last week? According to one labor rights activist, we should really take the initial reviews with a grain of salt. Of course, many were already skeptical of any report that …

See Foxconn’s Apple Operations In China See Foxconn’s Apple Operations In China

We’ve been covering the unfolding saga of Apple and their supplier Foxconn and the supposed worker abuses at their plants in China. We have covered everything from worker suicides at the plants, to petitions from concerned citizens, to inside interviews …

Foxconn Raises Worker Pay By Up To 25% Foxconn Raises Worker Pay By Up To 25%
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Apple’s manufacturing arm in China is making a PR push, saying on Friday that they have raised the wages of their workers by 16-25% this month. “As a top manufacturing company in China, the basic salary of junior workers in …

Foxconn Receives Initial Review From FLA Foxconn Receives Initial Review From FLA

We reported earlier this week that Apple joined with the Fair Labor Association to perform independent audits on the Foxconn facilities where iPads are manufactured. The preliminary results are in and it may surprise you. Reuters reports that the FLA …

FLA And Apple Conduct Audits Of Final Assembly FLA And Apple Conduct Audits Of Final Assembly

Today, Apple announced that the Fair Labor Association will begin conducting a series of special audits at Foxconn’s Chinese final assembly plants. Per Apple’s request, the FLA will be inspecting plant safety, process documents, factory and dormitory conditions, working hours, …

Hackers Ramp-Up Production At Foxconn Hackers Ramp-Up Production At Foxconn

Hackers calling themselves Swagg Security have infiltrated Foxconn’s computer systems and created havoc with production schedules and quotas. Taking advantage of an internet vulnerability, the group was able to gain access to usernames and passwords for many people within the …

Is Foxconn Really Helping The Chinese Economy Or Are They Evil? Is Foxconn Really Helping The Chinese Economy Or Are They Evil?

There are many who believe that corporations like Foxconn are evil. Apple contracts components from them and they turn around and pinch pennies while their employees are slaving away for long hours, working with hazardous chemicals, taking no breaks, and …

Foxconn Employee Shares Experiences Working On Apple Products Foxconn Employee Shares Experiences Working On Apple Products
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Apple has recently come under fire for the reported abuses at their chinese factories operated by Foxconn. As chinese workers come forward with more and more instances of abuse, American have started their own campaign, calling for Apple to take …

Apple Worker Protection Petition Gains Momentum Apple Worker Protection Petition Gains Momentum

Communications consultant Mark Shields is an Apple products fan who has decided to do something about the abuse claims at Apple supplier Foxconn’s manufacturing facilities in China. He has drafted a petition asking Apple to release a worker protection strategy …

Foxconn Building 5 Brazilian Factories For Apple Products Foxconn Building 5 Brazilian Factories For Apple Products
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At the end of last week we brought you news that the government of Brazil had approved tax incentives that would encourage Foxconn’s production of iPads in that country. Now it seems that the company is planning to build 5 …

Foxconn Hiring, Thousands Clamor For Jobs Foxconn Hiring, Thousands Clamor For Jobs

Chinese manufacturer Foxconn is in the process of doubling their workforce in places like the city of Zhengzhou, and despite all of the recent controversy surrounding working conditions at Foxconn factories, tons of Chinese workers are rushing to grab a …

Online Petition Tackles Apple Factory Worker Conditions Online Petition Tackles Apple Factory Worker Conditions
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A petition on popular online petition site Change.org is gaining a lot of attention. Washington D.C.’s Mark Shields is petitioning Apple (and specifically CEO Tim Cook) to “Protect Workers Making iPhones in Chinese Factories.” In just a few days, the …

Apple And Foxconn Face Accusations By Foreign Workers Apple And Foxconn Face Accusations By Foreign Workers

Last year in May Students & Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior issued a warning against abuses to workers. The abuses cited in the warning include not being paid for hours worked, mandatory extended overtime without breaks, failure to advise workers about …

Foxconn’s Brazilian iPad Factory To Begin Production As Government Grants Tax Breaks Foxconn’s Brazilian iPad Factory To Begin Production As Government Grants Tax Breaks

Foxconn will soon begin production of iPads in Brazil, as the country has approved specific tax incentives designed to aid Apple’s popular tablet. The Brazilian government will give tax breaks to Foxconn for the production of tablets specified as weighing …

iPhone 5 Rumor: Foxconn Says It’s Go Time iPhone 5 Rumor: Foxconn Says It’s Go Time
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We already know that the iPhone 5 is the most anticipated gadget of 2012, and we’re pretty sure that we’re actually going to get an iPhone 5 this year, so all that remains are the details. Luckily, we’ve got just …

Foxconn: Workers Are Animals Foxconn: Workers Are Animals
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Foxconn thinks their workers are animals. No, really. Want China Times is reporting that the chairman of Hon Hai, parent company of Foxconn, invited the director of the Taipei Zoo, Chin Shih-chien, to talk about the management of animals. Foxconn, …

Mass Suicide At Foxconn Barely Avoided Mass Suicide At Foxconn Barely Avoided
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Foxconn, the Chinese manufacturer of Apple products and game consoles, has had a rough time with worker suicides and reports of bad employee treatment. Well, it just got worse. Kotaku is reporting that on January 2, over 300 employees at …

Apple Tablet Coming in October?

The Apple tablet is much like the Loch ness Monster, frequently talked about with no real proof of its existence.

Well, The China Times is now reporting that the oft-rumored Apple tablet isn’t just coming out someday – but it’ll be released this October… and it’ll set you back a cool $800.

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