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Ira Israel

Ira Israel | Posted 08.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Ira Israel

How does one alter one's perspective to perceive that being obligated to show up someplace for 15-20 hours per week is a tremendous luxury?

It Looks Like Things Are Getting Better At iPhone Factories

AP | Posted 02.11.2014 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A labor group monitoring three Chinese factories that make iPhones and other Apple products says once-oppressive working condit...

Exploitation Remains the Name of the Game at Dell's Chinese Factories

Michelle Chen | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Michelle Chen

The report, with support from U.S.-based China Labor Watch and in collaboration with other European consumer advocacy organizations, describes disturbing workplace troubles at factories that supply the computer giant Dell.

This News From China Might Make You Not Want To Buy A PlayStation 4

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 10.11.2013 | Technology

Foxconn has another labor controversy on its hands. But this time, it doesn't concern any Apple product. The Chinese electronics manufacturer is in ho...

More Bad Apple: Watchdog Exposes New Chinese Factory Abuses

Michelle Chen | Posted 10.10.2013 | World
Michelle Chen

Apple's growth and reputation for innovation have long been built on the shaky foundation of rock-bottom wages and poor labor conditions in Chinese fa...

The Woman Who Almost Died Making Your iPhone

live.huffingtonpost.com | Posted 10.06.2013 | Technology

New details have emerged surrounding the 2010 suicide attempt of Foxconn worker Tian Yu, who threw herself from the fourth floor dormitory at Foxconn'...

Dave Jamieson

Crisis At Apple's Factory Watchdog

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.03.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The industry-backed nonprofit group that monitors plants for Apple, Nestle and other major brands has run into financial trouble, having...

Apple Supplier Accused Of Labor Abuses

AP | Posted 07.29.2013 | Technology

BEIJING -- A labor rights group Monday accused a Chinese company that makes iPhones for Apple Inc. of abuses including withholding employees' pay and ...

Rana Plaza, Foxconn, Deepwater Horizon: Let No Serious Global Supply Chain Disaster Go to Waste

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 08.21.2013 | World
Bhaskar Chakravorti

Will there be a honeypot anywhere close to the $8 billion set aside for Deepwater Horizon to compensate the destitute and exploited workers from these other supply chains?

What Trans-Pacific and U.S.-EU Trade Partnerships Must Tackle: Jobs

Michael Shank | Posted 06.13.2013 | World
Michael Shank

The United States is one of the advanced countries in which the gap between the highest and the lowest wages is largest. While we've heard this before, the gap is getting worse.

Apple To Foxconn: Let's Just Be Friends

The Wall Street Journal | Posted 07.30.2013 | Technology

TAIPEI--For years, nearly all of the world's iPhones and iPads rolled off the assembly lines of a single company: Foxconn....

Foxconn Is So Over The iPhone

The Wall Street Journal | Posted 07.28.2013 | Technology

TAIPEI--Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. has made a fortune over the years assembling iPhones and iPads for Apple Inc. But now that competition is bitin...

Report: Firefox May Team Up With Foxconn

Reuters | Posted 07.28.2013 | Technology

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd will team up with Mozilla and launch a mobile device that runs on the U.S. company's Fir...

A More Democratic Foxconn? No One Told the Workers

Michelle Chen | Posted 07.18.2013 | World
Michelle Chen

With a workforce of more than one million, the electronics giant Foxconn has enough workers in its Chinese factories to fill a small country. So it's...

Foxconn Needs More Time To Make Improvements

Reuters | Posted 07.17.2013 | Technology

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Foxconn Technology Group said on Friday it needs more time to reduce overtime at its China factories after labor monitors appointed...

Google Glass: Made In America

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 03.29.2013 | Technology

Sure, Google Glass is cool, but it's also weird looking. In an effort to get Google Glass on more people's heads, the company has a new strategy to ma...

Foxconn's Biggest Loss Ever

Reuters | Lee Chyen Yee | Posted 05.21.2013 | Technology

By Lee Chyen Yee HONG KONG (Reuters) - Foxconn International Holdings Ltd (FIH), the world's biggest contract maker of cellphones, fell...

Hiring Freeze At iPhone Factories

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 02.20.2013 | Technology

Foxconn Technology Group, the manufacturer of a slew of consumer electronics including several Apple products, has temporarily stopped recruiting new ...

Computer Company Cracks Down On Abusive Practices

AP | Posted 04.10.2013 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO — Hewlett-Packard Co., the world's largest personal computer maker, is vowing to crack down on its Chinese suppliers in an effort ...

The Real Super Bowl Winner

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 02.04.2013 | Business

Science has determined that people need to know 7.5 things per day, on average, about the world of business. You can't argue with science. Lucky for y...

Apple Makes Foxconn Change The Way Its Unions Work

AP | Posted 04.06.2013 | Technology

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan-owned Foxconn Technology Group, a leading maker of Apple's iPhones and gadgets for other global brands, is widening the...

Apple Discovers Underaged Workers At Factories

Reuters | Poornima Gupta and Noel Randewich | Posted 03.27.2013 | Technology

* Apple operations chief vows to eradicate child labor from industry * Apple says child labor, working hours tough challenges ...

Apple Has Found Its Next Huge Market

AP | By JOE McDONALD | Posted 03.13.2013 | Technology

BEIJING (AP) — Apple expects China to overtake the United States as its biggest market, CEO Tim Cook told a Chinese government news agency. ...

Shopper Finds Plea For Help From Labor Prisoner In Unexpected Place

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 12.28.2012 | Business

Messages for help don’t always come in bottles. Sometimes they come hidden in the packaging of cheap Halloween decorations. Julie Keith of Damasc...

Signs Of Improvement At iPad Factories

The New York Times | Posted 12.27.2012 | Technology

One day last summer, Pu Xiaolan was halfway through a shift inspecting iPad cases when she received a beige wooden chair with white stripes and a high...