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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-24-12 03:15 AM
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Thousands brawl at one of China's largest prisons

Worker brawl closes Foxconn plant
By Charles Riley @CNNMoneyTech September 24, 2012: 3:48 AM ET

HONG KONG (CNNMoney) -- A large-scale incident involving some 2,000 Foxconn Technology Group factory workers has forced the closure of one of the tech supplier's plants in China, the company confirmed Monday.

The company described the incident as a "personal dispute between several employees" that escalated to include thousands of people. Some 40 people were taken to the hospital, and "a number" of individuals were arrested. According to the statement from Foxconn, local police were in control of the situation by 3 a.m., some four hours after the dispute began.

The incident, which a worker at the scene described as a "riot," took place in Taiyuan, a city in central China. Foxconn employs 79,000 workers at the facility. Production at the plant has been halted, but Foxconn said in a second statement that the factory will resume activity on Tuesday.

Foxconn, which supplies parts to Apple and other manufacturers, has drawn harsh criticism for its labor policies. A spate of suicides at the company's factories in 2010 garnered media coverage of alleged harsh working conditions, including unsafe facilities and illegal amounts of overtime.

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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-24-12 05:03 AM
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1. The United States should enact a
special tariff on Foxconn products until labor conditions are demonstrably more humane.

But that could only happen if the legislators weren't on the "take".
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