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What We Can Learn From This American Life's Retraction of Mike Daisey's Story

Danny Groner | Posted 05.18.2012 | Media
Danny Groner

After a January 6 episode of This American Life went viral, reporter Rob Schmitz began to wonder how much of the story was true.

These Photos of Exploited Chinese Workers Look Amazing on the New iPad

James Napoli | Posted 05.12.2012 | Comedy
James Napoli

You will not believe the lifelike photographic resolution on the New iPad. I'm telling you, these photographs of the Chinese workers at the Foxconn plant look like they are right in the room with you.

Steve Jobs and American Jobs

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.11.2012 | Business
Robert Kuttner

Throughout the first decade of the new century, before the recession hit, wages lagged behind living costs for the vast majority of Americans -- because the top one percent were capturing such a large share of the economy's total productivity gains. Some of this trend was the result of globalization undercutting the bargaining power of U.S. workers; some of it resulted from weakened trade unions and minimum wage laws lagging behind inflation. So when we finally climb out of this jobs recession, perhaps we can belatedly confront these deeper trends. How to do that? Unions, wage regulation, progressive taxation, and government using existing powers that it seldom exercises. But what about manufacturing? This brings me to the other Jobs of my title, the late Steve Jobs.

Man on Fire -- But Who Is Watching?

Christal Smith | Posted 05.07.2012 | World
Christal Smith

"The monk, by burning himself, says with all his strength and determination that he can endure the greatest of sufferings to protect his people... " ...

Chinese Labor Minister: Some Foreign Firms Exploit Workers

Reuters | Ben Blanchard | Posted 05.07.2012 | Technology

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - Some foreign companies in China exploit their workers by forcing them to do overtime or underpayin...

About Those Apple Job Creation Claims

Posted 03.05.2012 | Business

Remember that UPS truck driver that delivered your iPad? Apple wants credit for the creation of that job. The world's most valuable company releas...

Free Trade or Democracy, Can't Have Both

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.01.2012 | Business
Dave Johnson

When we allow companies to just import stuff that is made by exploited workers in countries where people do not have a say, we are granting not-having-a-say an advantage over having a say. We make democracy a competitive disadvantage.

Apple Joins the $500 Billion Club

Natalie Pace | Posted 04.30.2012 | Technology
Natalie Pace

Apple achieved what only five other companies have ever done: a market capitalization of $500 billion. So, will our Apple addiction be as profound and long-lived as our oil addiction? Not if Google and Amazon have anything to do with it.

WATCH: Report Shows Foxconn Hid Teen Workers Before Inspection

The Huffington Post | Meghan Neal | Posted 03.21.2012 | Technology

Reports are swirling that Apple supplier Foxconn hid teenage employees before inspections by the Fair Labor Association. Workers age 16-18 were ban...

Despite Long Hours And Low Pay, Jobs At Apple Supplier Attract Thousands

Reuters | James Pomfret | Posted 04.23.2012 | Technology

By James Pomfret LONGHUA, China (Reuters) - Apple's top manufacturer in China, Foxconn Technology, is having no problems luring fresh w...

Tech Companies Worry That Rising Worker Wages Could Mean Trouble

Reuters | Noel Randewich and Poornima Gupta | Posted 04.23.2012 | Technology

By Noel Randewich and Poornima Gupta SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Hewlett-Packard and Dell Inc are keeping a close eye on a big jump in wa...

Embattled iPad Factories Raise Pay For Workers

Reuters | Posted 04.18.2012 | Technology

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Foxconn Technology Group, the top maker of Apple Inc's iPhones and iPads whose factories are under scrutiny over labor practices, h...

Regulate the Rotten Apples: The Need for a New 'Decent Working Conditions and Fair Competition Act'

Jeffrey Kaye | Posted 04.17.2012 | Business
Jeffrey Kaye

Apple's size makes it exceptional, but it is only one of countless transnational companies which are able to choose efficiency and lower prices over employee rights and environmental protections.

Hell Is Cheaper: China, Apple and the Economics of Horror

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 04.16.2012 | Business
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Here's how the economics of outsourcing -- the economics of horror -- works: companies like Apple that ignore reports of fraud and danger against employees make it impossible for honest, conscientious suppliers to survive.

Inspectors Descend On iPad Factories Suspected Of Worker Abuses

Reuters | Terril Yue Jones | Posted 04.16.2012 | Technology

By Terril Yue Jones BEIJING (Reuters) - Working conditions at Chinese manufacturing plants where Apple Inc's iPads and iPhones are made...

Apple Announces Investigation Of Foxconn Factories

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 02.13.2012 | Technology

Apple on Monday said that it has asked the Fair Labor Association to conduct "special voluntary audits" of several of its assembly suppliers' faciliti...

Conan Reveals Mock Apple Product: A Suicide Net For Workers

The Huffington Post | Jason Gilbert | Posted 02.02.2012 | Technology

The New York Times and CBS News have both hit Apple on the working conditions in manufacturing partner Foxconn's Chinese plants, with the Times detail...

Apple Should Change Its Gadget Making Ways

| Farhad Manjoo | Posted 02.01.2012 | Technology

By Farhad Manjoo (Click here for original article.) Last week, Apple reported one of the most amazing earning results in corporate history. During...

Apple CEO Responds To Report Of Horrific Worker Conditions At Foxconn

Reuters | Posted 03.28.2012 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc has never turned "a blind eye" to the problems in its supply chain and any suggestion it does not care about the p...

The Dark Side Of The iPad

The New York Times | Posted 01.26.2012 | Technology

The explosion ripped through Building A5 on a Friday evening last May, an eruption of fire and noise that twisted metal pipes as if they were discarde...

Foxconn Explosion Could Cost Apple 500,000 iPads In Loss

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 07.24.2011 | Technology

An explosion that killed three people at Apple's Foxconn factory could cause the company to lose half a million iPad 2's in production. According t...

Apple Probes Blast At Chinese Plant Linked To iPad

Posted 07.21.2011 | Technology

By Poornima Gupta SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc is investigating an explosion that killed two people and injured 16 at a Foxconn factory sa...

Inside Foxconn: Appalling Conditions At Apple Supplier Exposed

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 07.06.2011 | Technology

"Some of my roommates weep in the dormitory. I want to cry as well but my tears have not come out." These are the words of a 22-year-old woman work...

Apple Manufacturer Makes Employees Sign 'No Suicide' Pact: Report

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 07.06.2011 | Technology

Workers at Foxconn's Chengdu factory, which manufactures Apple products, must reportedly sign a pledge promising they will not commit suicide. Foxc...

Apple Discovers Shocking Abuses At Foreign Factories

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

After ten suicides at Chinese manufacturer Foxconn last year, Apple has published a review of supplier responsibility practices, which reported child ...