Gallery: Foxconn Raises Wages and Cuts Overtime Thanks to International...

 

Last Monday Apple announced that they were enlisting the Fair Labor Association to do independent audits of their manufacturing facilities in China at the Foxconn factory in Shenzhen where human rights issues have been a hot topic recently. Over the weekend Foxconn announced they’d be raising workers’ wages by 16%-25% to about $400 per month before overtime as well as cutting overtime hours. In January 2010 eighteen workers jumped to their deaths off of the roof of the Foxconn factory where Apple products are manufactured and the company has been accused of forcing workers to endure extensive overtime and poor living and working conditions.

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  1. mercurydan February 21, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    When you buy in bulk its still works out cheaper for companies to manufacture over in China. Even with bad publicity these companies still find it cheaper. I cant see it changing back to America any time soon

  2. caeman February 20, 2012 at 10:57 am

    Hooray progress!

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