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Fri Feb 8, 2013, 02:40 PM

HP Sets Labor Guidelines in for Chinese Suppliers

Source: Associated Press

Hewlett-Packard Co., the world's largest personal computer maker, is vowing to crack down on its Chinese suppliers in an effort to reduce the use of low-paid student interns and other temporary workers.

The guidelines unveiled Friday are the latest attempt by a major U.S. technology company to weed out labor abuses at Chinese factories that manufacture the gadgets for an Internet-connected world.

HP, which is based in Palo Alto, Calif., said its new standards are meant to ensure that its Chinese suppliers don't lean too heavily on student interns and temporary workers as a way to save money. The company says it wants to protect workers' rights when they are hired.

The new standards come a few months after Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., a major China manufacturer better known as Foxconn, acknowledged it has hired interns as young as 14.

Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/hp-sets-labor-guidelines-chinese-suppliers-18441416

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 02:53 PM

1. Fuck the Chinese suppliers.

 

How about bringing the jobs back to the United States instead of China?

Cancel _ALL_ H1-B's effective immediately and start hiring Americans again.

Give them a salary plus OT.

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Response to Hard Assets (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 03:03 PM

2. Forcing Chinese company's to treat and pay their workers fairly is one way to do just that.

 

As those companies are forced to spend more, they raise their rates, and their rates go up and are combined with higher shipping rates due to fuels, it becomes more feasible to bring manufacturing back to the US.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:54 PM

3. How about "occupying" or making a stink to force them to....

...bring those jobs back here? Apple is doing it. I think we can make a very good case if we just organize. Yes, it would take some time. But I think its doable. Protests, TV ad's, petitions, etc. Embarrass them.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 11:47 PM

4. I just wrote a paper about the need for subcontractors in foreign countries to have guidelines

set by the companies using them. The human rights issues are severe and need to be dealt with.

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