Apple and Working Conditions in Overseas Factories
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Foxconn, a major manufacturer of Apple products in China, has promised to raise worker wages and cut overtime hours. A recent review by the Fair Labor Association found evidence of widespread labor issues at three factories in China operated by the Taiwanese based company. As an ever greater share of manufacturing shifts to cheaper labor markets around the world, Foxconn, and the technology industry in general is coming under the kind of scrutiny faced by overseas apparel and show manufacturers in the 1990’s. Please join us to discuss new concerns about international labor standards in the 21st century global supply chain
president and chief executive, Fair Labor Association
is an international economist and director of international programs at the Economic Policy Institute.
director of the Peterson Institute for International Economics and author of "China's Rise."
executive director, International Labor Rights Forum