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Wed Feb 27, 2013, 06:38 PM

Apple's Chinese suppliers still exploiting workers, says report

Source: CBS News

Apple has so far failed in its responsibility to monitor its Chinese suppliers for worker violations, claims a labor watchdog group.

In a report released yesterday, Student & Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior (SACOM) accused three of Apple's Chinese suppliers of inhumane worker conditions. The three suppliers -- Foxlink, Pegatron, and Wintek -- fail to provide for basic human needs and continue to use student workers, according to SACOM.

Over the past few years, Apple has increased its audits of Chinese factories and taken action against those that violate its supplier code of conduct. Regardless, SACOM's report asserts that some conditions have worsened due in part to heavier demand for Apple products

Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-205_162-57571591/apples-chinese-suppliers-still-exploiting-workers-says-report/

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Response to Teamster Jeff (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 07:14 PM

1. KGO radio this afternoon reported: SEIU accusing Apple of not allowing security guard unionization.

Will post link later. Gosh, it's almost like any union worker who buys an iPad or i-whatever is a...sigh...SCAB???

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Response to Teamster Jeff (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 07:47 PM

2. You mean Samsung, Google, Amazon, HP, Dell, Sony, Microsoft... all tech suppliers.

They all use the same factories.

You posted this thread on a device that was made by those factories.

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Response to onehandle (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 08:03 PM

4. Apple is their NUMBER ONE customer

who should shoulder the highest blame. Dell?


It amaze me how people will go to any level to protect their precious Apple. Who makes FOURTY FUCKING PERCENT GROSS MARGINS.


Amazing.

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Response to DainBramaged (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 08:25 PM

6. +1000 n/t

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Response to OhioChick (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 08:41 PM

10. They will defend the Apple so their precious is never taken away

while American jobs suffer.

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Response to DainBramaged (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 08:55 PM

12. As another DU'er so eloquently put it a year ago..

Apple is a multinational monster, like they all are.............

........ and does not give a crap about the workers in its "home" country. That's why I get so amused by the constant parade of people who stand up to defend it. It's a psychopathic multinational corporation - it's just not that into you.





http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002220666

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Response to DainBramaged (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 08:34 PM

7. Nope. Samsung is number one. And Apple is a small slice of the worldwide market. nt

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Response to onehandle (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 08:38 PM

8. Then why oh defender of the Apple is Apple ALWAYS BROUGHT UP?????

sorry to bust your bubble.

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Response to onehandle (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 08:08 PM

5. Point Taken

The report by Student & Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior (SACOM) does directly call out Apple as not following their own code of conduct which states it requires its suppliers to uphold its workers' basic human rights as understood by the international community.

Conclusion

The rampant labor rights violations at Foxlink, Pegatron and Wintek are rooted in the rushpurchasing practices and failure of effective monitoring by Apple. The excessive overtime, theuse of dispatch labor and harsh management practices are the results, directly and indirectly,of the short delivery time demanded by Apple before it launches new products. Furthermore,all the three factories have longstanding business relationships with Apple. The problemsreveal that Apple does not care about the systematic violations at its suppliers


http://www.scribd.com/doc/127329355/2013-02-26-Apple-Fails-in-Its-Responsibility

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Response to Teamster Jeff (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 08:40 PM

9. Pegatron and Wintek are rooted in the rushpurchasing practices and failure of effective monitoring

by Apple.


What point? Defending the 40%ers?

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Response to DainBramaged (Reply #9)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 08:49 PM

11. The point being.. "They all use the same factories"

I'm not defending anyone.

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Response to Teamster Jeff (Reply #11)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 09:07 PM

13. I know you aren't

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Response to onehandle (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 01:27 AM

14. Yep.

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Response to Teamster Jeff (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 08:01 PM

3. If Apple didn't demand such insane production schedules and cost concessions

these conditions wouldn't exist. It is Apple's fault as much as it's suppliers.

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