Sources: Reuters, CNET
quote: Either the New York Times is lying in order to sell papers
quote: However, blaming our current lack of manufacturing industry on unions is idiotic to say the least.
quote: Yes, you can argue all you want Asian's are better at 'dealing' with stress than westerners
quote: We didn't become the world super-power sitting around with our dicks hanging out.
quote: "I'm flabbergasted," says Daisey, whose reporting out of China's Shenzhen city helped draw international attention to the problems there. "I know of no labor group that thinks it appropriate to comment on a company it's investigating before that investigation has even begun."
quote: Factories don't explode from worker boredom. Sorry.
quote: I've been to China and seen working conditions first hand. Neither of these stories passes the sniff test. But by far, Apple's story stinks the most. "Normal" working conditions in China are pretty bad.
quote: Apple should at least admit the issues that it does have and what it is doing to correct them.
quote: Nobody cares. Isn't capitalism great?
quote: I fail to see how contracting work out skirts all responsibility of worker conditions. Given comments by Apple's CEO, it is plainly obvious that they choose Chinese contractors because of their low cost due to these abhorrent working conditions - conditions that they know would be illegal in the US.
quote: Deeming it "not our problem" when US companies and US consumers take advantage of these poor conditions completely dismisses the moral issues and skirts all responsibility.
quote: Not to mention these policies that have incentivized outsourcing have completely hollowed out our own manufacturing capabilities.
quote: Auret van Heerden, president of the Fair Labor Association, is currently investigating the conditions of Apple's suppliers' factories in China after Apple recently volunteered for FLA inspection. Van Heerden recently visited one of Apple's main suppliers, Foxconn Technology Group, and found that the working conditions there were better than many other factories in China such as garment factories.
quote: Sad to say, you couldn't even pay most Americans to work more than 8 hour days.
quote: Are you really implying that it is good to work people 50, 60, or even 90 hours a week? You do understand how ridiculous you appear, right?
quote: As for the rest of your comments, you clearly have an anti-American agenda. You insult Americans and the country itself. If you dislike it so strongly, why don't you leave?
quote: I just frankly don't care. It's not my problem.
quote: I've worked since I was 15, 40+ hrs a week,
quote: You think the majority of Americans are lazy