Labor Activists Call on Apple to Stop Squeezing Suppliers
WASHINGTON, D.C.—A panel of labor activists called on Apple to increase the amount it pays for devices from suppliers such as Foxconn in order to improve working conditions for employees that make the gadgets.
Apple has come under intense fire for the excessive overtime and low wages of workers at Foxconn’s Chinese factories that make its popular iPhones and iPads. One reason is that Apple presses suppliers such as Foxconn to meet tight production deadlines and do so on razor thin margins.
No word yet on whether any of these people know that Apple does not own China. Also missing from this searing piece of journalistic tripe is mention of any other company or any other gadget bearing a name other than Apple.
I’m sure that
Jay Greene, a CNET senior writer, works from Seattle and covers Microsoft, Google and Yahoo
has no bias against Apple for any reason.