US Senator Seeks Update From Apple On Workers' Rights in China
Posted in: Miscellaneous at 01/08/2012 19:22
Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, sent a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook on Tuesday, following up on the company's response to a March report from the Fair Labor Association that cited unsafe working conditions and worker rights violations. Apple and its leading Chinese supplier Foxconn then pledged to make improvements including complying with Chinese law with regard to overtime pay, the ability to form independent unions, accident reporting and insurance benefits.
Brown wrote in his letter that, "Chinese workers who make iPads and iPhones have often toiled long hours under dangerous conditions for little pay," and that China's "government does nothing to stop these abuses."