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Accuracy Of NYT’s Report On Apple Factory Worker Abuse Is Under Fire

Accuracy Of NYT’s Report On Apple Factory Worker Abuse Is Under Fire

Tim Cook was outraged by a recent report from The New York Times that provided a detailed look at the poor working conditions for Chinese factory workers assembling our Apple gadgets. It seems he’s not the only one. The BSR, a leader in corporate responsibility which works with Apple to develop sustainable business strategies, has labeled the report “inaccurate” and “misleading,” and has requested that it is corrected by the NYT.

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Tim Cook Responds To ‘Offensive’ Claims About Factory Worker Mistreatment

Tim Cook Responds To ‘Offensive’ Claims About Factory Worker Mistreatment

Following a lengthy New York Times report published earlier this week, detailing the harsh reality behind the mistreatment of Chinese factory workers, Apple CEO Tim Cook has responded to his staff with an email that brands the report “patently false and offensive.”

Cook revealed he is “outraged” by the report, and reassured his team that “we’ve made a great deal of progress and improved conditions for hundreds of thousands of workers.”

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Apple Releases Names of 156 Suppliers & Report On Factory Conditions

Apple Releases Names of 156 Suppliers & Report On Factory Conditions

Facing a storm of criticism over the working conditions in factories building iPods, iPhones and iPads, Apple today for the first time released the names of 156 global suppliers along with a report showing mixed success obtaining fair working conditions. One bright spot: fewer children are working on the much-prized Apple devices.

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Microsoft And Foxconn End Dispute At Xbox Plant

Microsoft And Foxconn End Dispute At Xbox Plant

Foxconn workers at an Xbox plant in China threatened a mass suicide earlier this month after the manufacturer reportedly refused to pay compensation it had promised earlier. Today, Microsoft and Foxconn have announced that the dispute has now been resolved.

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