Sources: Reuters, CNET
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.