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Foxconn Worker Jumps From Factory Amid Job Cuts, Report Says

Foxconn Worker Jumps From Factory Amid Job Cuts, Report Says

In the United States, Apple routinely is ranked one of the best employers. But in China, Foxconn -- the principal manufacturer of Apple products -- has been accused of Dickensian conditions, which have led to a string of worker suicides. On Friday, a Foxconn worker reportedly was so upset about the prospect of... Read More »

Apple Discovers Underage Workers After Stepping Up Labor Audits

Apple Discovers Underage Workers After Stepping Up Labor Audits

SAN FRANCISCO -- 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... Read More »

Apple To Bring Jobs Back To The U.S. -- And Treat Workers Better

Apple To Bring Jobs Back To The U.S. -- And Treat Workers Better

By Peter Svensson NEW YORK -- "Those jobs aren't coming back." That's what Steve Jobs reportedly told President Obama when asked at a dinner in early 2011 whether Apple would consider moving some of its manufacturing from China to the United States. Jobs' successor, CEO Tim Cook, might have another response... Read More »

Apple Supplier Foxconn Admits Using Underage Workers As 'Interns'

Apple Supplier Foxconn Admits Using Underage Workers As 'Interns'

BEIJING -- The company that manufactures Apple's iPhone said Tuesday that it found underage interns as young as 14 working at one of its factories in China. Foxconn Technology Group said the interns were found by a company investigation at its factory in the eastern city of Yantai and were sent back to their... Read More »

Workers' Brawl Shuts Down Foxconn iPhone Factory

Workers' Brawl Shuts Down Foxconn iPhone Factory

By Joe McDonald BEIJING -- The company that makes Apple's iPhones suspended production at a factory in China on Monday after a brawl by as many as 2,000 employees at a dormitory injured 40 people. Read More »

Apple Assembly Line Gets Pay Raise, Fewer Hours

Apple Assembly Line Gets Pay Raise, Fewer Hours

By Peter Svensson NEW YORK -- Chinese workers who often spend more than 60 hours per week assembling iPhones and iPads will have their overtime hours curbed and their pay increased after a labor auditor hired by Apple Inc. inspected their factories. Read More »

Mexican Manufacturing Facility Hosts Mass Wedding

Mexican Manufacturing Facility Hosts Mass Wedding

Standing beside her boyfriend of four years, in her empire waist, strapless white dress, Yasmin Guadalupe Romero Gameros could pretend that she wasn't in the cafeteria of the Plamex facility in Tijuana, Mexico, where she welds headsets full-time. She could, that is, if it wasn't for the 27 other spiffed-up... Read More »

300 Foxconn Workers In China Reportedly Threaten Suicide Seeking More Pay

300 Foxconn Workers In China Reportedly Threaten Suicide Seeking More Pay

Working in China's burgeoning manufacturing sector is proving exceedingly tough for many Chinese workers. Long hours and intense pressure to quickly churn out the latest high-tech gizmos destined for overseas markets have led to protests and even suicides among some workers, according to media... Read More »

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