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Boeing 777X Contract Rejected By Machinists Union Boeing 777X Contract Rejected By Machinists Union

Boeing has said that it has no plans to re-open talks with a union representing Washington state machinists after they soundly rejected an eight-year labor contract extension on Wednesday that would have seen the company’s newest jetliner built in Washington. The …

BART Strike Over; Full Service Expected In Afternoon BART Strike Over; Full Service Expected In Afternoon

The Wall Street Journal and KTVU local news both report that the BART transit strike that has frustrated California for four days is finally over. California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom said “This has gotta be the last time this happens. …

Chinese Journalist Goes Undercover To Find Out How The iPhone 5 Is Made Chinese Journalist Goes Undercover To Find Out How The iPhone 5 Is Made
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The Shanghai Evening Post deserves all kinds of journalistic awards after their latest undertaking. The newspaper sent one of their journalists to pose as a new employee at Foxconn. His job was to see what the conditions at Foxconn were …

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 …

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 …