Samsung Labor Conditions Are Still Terrible

Samsung recently commissioned an independent inspection of 100 of its suppliers in China. Surprise: their working conditions are still dreadful. » 7/01/14 7:30am 7/01/14 7:30am

Apple Audit Reveals 106 Cases of Underage Labor in China

Apple has released its seventh annual supplier audit and it reveals that one of its suppliers—Guangdong Real Faith Pingzhou Electronics—was found to violate its underage labor policy 74 times. Unsurprisingly, Apple was clear about the consequences of such a problems, and has completely severed ties with the… » 1/25/13 4:33am 1/25/13 4:33am

South Korea Rules That a Samsung Chip Plant Gave Its Employee Cancer

Just when it thought allegations of poor working conditions were grounded, Samsung has been accused by the South Korean government of running a chip plant that causes cancer. » 12/14/12 8:38am 12/14/12 8:38am

Working at Foxconn Just Got Slightly Less Brutal

The Wall Street Journal reports that working conditions are getting better at the embattled Foxconn manufacturing facility where 150,000 Chinese workers assemble iPhones and iPads for the rest of the world. According to the report, wages have been raised by 16 percent and the probation period before entry-level… » 8/27/12 10:05am 8/27/12 10:05am

Apple's Using Its Mountain of Cash to Improve Working Conditions in…

Working conditions in Foxconn's Chinese manufacturing plants have been the turd floating around Apple's Scrooge McDuck swimming pool of money for a while. Now Apple is reportedly partnering with Foxconn to improve working conditions in its plants, and splitting the cost to get there. » 5/10/12 9:12am 5/10/12 9:12am

Apple To Audit Beleaguered China Factory

Remember the factory that Apple uses to build some of its iPods that got the company in trouble? It now appears that Cupertino will conduct a "thorough audit" of the Foxconn-operated factory in China. » 6/20/06 4:17pm 6/20/06 4:17pm

Apple Responds to Poor Factory Condtions Accusations

Apple is playing spin control this week, trying to defuse a story that first appeared in a UK newspaper on Sunday, accusing the computer maker of building its popular iPod under near "slave labor" conditions in China. Reportedly, most of the workers at the factory—which is not owned by Apple—are female, work 15-hour… » 6/14/06 4:04pm 6/14/06 4:04pm