Apple, you have a slavery problem


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Apple, you have a slavery problem

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Jan 31, 2012, 10:59am

The American TV show "Sunday Morning" that is shown on (duh) Sunday mornings, completely shattered its previous record as the most inane show in the history of American broadcast television by airing a truly brutal segment on the Apple supplier FoxConn on Sunday, January 29, 2012. Here is the link for an online text summary and photos from that interview, presented on TV by veteran CBS reporter Martha Teichner. On the last page of the text article, check out their links at the bottom of the page, especially the Mike Daisey blog:

Mike Daisey, with whom an interview is also included in the above Sunday Morning show segment, is the only American (so far) to show up in person at the gates of FoxConn, complete with translator, to ask the departing FoxConn employees their ages and how many hours they had just worked. Ages were as low as 14, 13, and in at least one case, 12. 14 hours or more worked in one shift was not unusual. Oh, by the way, the text article speaks of one FoxConn employee (age unknown) who worked 34 hours straight, then died shortly afterwards (apparently not a suicide). Anyway, this guy Mike Daisey was so outraged by what he learned by his in-person interviews, and so outraged all over again when he was unable to get any American reporters to follow up on the FoxConn exploitation of its workers, that he created a one-man stage show, which he discussed in this Sunday Morning TV show segment.

Maybe Apple will pay attention to this problem when boycotts are organized. Sometimes that's the only way to get a corporation's attention.

Modifié : Fév 10, 2012, 9:31am

You might get more feedback on this in Pro & Con. I think I have a social conscience , but good grief I sold my {very} few apple shares recently at 460 and I felt like a kid not invited to a birthday party today when it jumped to the 490's ;-)

edited out a "conscious vs conscience conflict" in usage, I am blaming the spell check ! ;-)

Modifié : Mar 17, 2012, 2:19pm

OOPs ! A retraction from Daisey who said he made up much of his story {after being ratted out by his translator} . The article says there will be a retraction on air tonight.

Many of the factory workers have been under a lot of stress still however.

::edit in:: The good news is I bought back into Apple {at under $500} well before it reached a $600 per share high, if I only was able to afford more than a few shares ;-)

Nov 5, 2012, 4:58am

Mike Daisey has been shown to be a fraud.