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Young Criminal Justice Lawyers in Massachusetts Are 'The Working Poor,' Shackled by Student Loans and Meager Salaries

Massacusetts Bar Association, Doing Right by Those Who Labor for Justice: Fair and Equitable Compensation for Attorneys Serving the Commonwealth in its Criminal Courts: Assistant district attorneys, assistant attorneys general, public defenders, and bar advocates (lawyers appointed to defend indigents) are grossly underpaid.... The present salaries paid to attorneys...

Has Organized Labor Set Its Sights On College Athletes?

Workforce Fairness Institute With the full support of the United Steelworkers union, the National College Players Association (NCPA) filed a petition to “begin the process of being recognized as employees” with their regional National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) office this week on behalf of Northwestern University football players.

Foxconn Still Exceeds Working Hours

Apple's major supplier Foxconn hasn't reduced overtime hours at some of its factories to meet the legal requirement in China, the Fair Labor Association said in a report.

Foxconn still not in compliance with all local labor laws, but it's getting better

8 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Remember when Apple and Foxconn pledged to improve working conditions, increase wages and limit work weeks to 60 hours? Turns out they're still working on that. According to a recent investigation by China's Fair Labor Association, Hon Hai Precision...

Foxconn and Apple Make Strides Towards Improving Work Hours, But Still Violate Chinese Limits

The Fair Labor Association has published a final status report on the working conditions at Apple supplier Foxconn, finding that Foxconn successfully reduced working hours to comply with the Fair Labor Association's standard 60 hourShow More Summary

Fairphone Fianlly Brings Social Ethics to Mobile Hardware

Fair Trade – it’s something typically associated with tea and coffee and not so much phones and tablets. Until now. While it may be easier to buy and use iPhones when you’re not thinking about the ethics of labor conditions, buying a Fairphone is just a simple web transaction away. continued… New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.

News: Fair Labor Assoc.: Foxconn, Apple still exceed work hours

The Fair Labor Association has released a report acknowledging that Foxconn and Apple are making progress on improving work conditions, but the companies are still exceeding working-hour laws. Apple and Foxconn have agreed to complyShow More Summary

Progress at Foxconn factories, but working hours still exceed Chinese laws

Employees at the Chinese factories of Apple supplier Foxconn continue to work beyond the country's legal limit of 49 hours a month, according to a report from the Fair Labor Association (FLA). But the Taiwanese manufacturer is making overall steady progress in improving the working conditions at a select group of factories in China, it said. Show More Summary

Foxconn and Apple Still Exceed Working-Hour Laws

Workers at Apple Inc.’s largest supplier, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd., are getting more involved in unions but still working more than Chinese labor law allows, according to a new investigation by the Fair Labor Association.

Apple’s 2013 Supplier Responsibility Report Includes 72% Bump In Audits For 2012, 97% Increase In Training

2 years agoTechnology : TechCrunch

Apple has released its 2013 Supplier Responsibility Progress Report, and it features a number of updates from last year, including Apple's decision to join the Fair Labor Association (a notable first), and conduct audits of its suppliers in tandem with that outside watchdog organization. Show More Summary

Teacher reform for Virginia? Unions say yes … then no

By Kenric Ward, Watchdog.org A surprise endorsement of Gov. Bob McDonnell’s “Educator Fairness Act” could be gone with the wind. The Virginia Education Association, the state’s largest public-sector labor union, announced that it supported proposals to evaluate teachers and dismiss “incompetent” instructors. Show More Summary

Working conditions begin to improve at Apple partner’s factories

It has been nearly a year since Apple (AAPL) CEO Tim Cook addressed the unsafe working conditions in the company’s supply chain factories. Following an investigation from the Fair Labor Association that found a number of Chinese labor law violations, Apple and Foxconn (2038) agreed to improve conditions. Show More Summary

Audit of Apple’s Chinese Factories Reveals Bandaid Reforms

Apple wants you to know it’s working hard to fix the biggest bruise on its reputation: the treatment of workers in its vast production chain. So for the past several months, the company has partnered with the Fair Labor Association, a mainstream watchdog group, to audit factory conditions at Apple's most notorious supplier company, Foxconn. Show More Summary

Despite High Gas Prices, Plenty Of Americans Hitting The Highways & Byways This Labor Day Weekend

Rising gas prices be darned, it's Labor Day weekend and that means travelers are getting ready to hit the roads, rails and airways of our fair country in one last attempt to savor the summer.  The Automobile Association of America says about 33 million Americans are preparing to venture 50 miles or more from home this [...]

Are Foxconn Internships Now Better Than American Internships?

Under intense scrutiny from the Fair Labor Association, the Apple supplier has revised its labor policies, including changes to its internship program. Now one of the paragons of bad labor practices is treating interns better than most U.S. companies.

Fair Labor Association reports on Apple, Foxconn progress

The Fair Labor Association, a "collaborative effort of universities, civil society organizations and socially responsible companies dedicated to protecting workers' rights around the world," has been working with Apple on audits and recommendations to keep workers at supplier Foxconn's plants safe and happy. Show More Summary

News: Fair Labor Association finds progress at Foxconn

2 years agoTechnology / Mobile : iLounge

The Fair Labor Association has published a status report on implementation of its recommendations following its assessment of three Foxconn facilities in February and March. According to the group, the review covered items slated for April and May, finding that Foxconn has completed all of the 195 actions that were due. Show More Summary

Is Apple Supplier Foxconn Finally Giving Its Workers a Fair Shake?

Apple and its factory partner, Foxconn, have made great strides in bringing Foxconn’s labor conditions into compliance with local laws, the Fair Labor Association said Tuesday. Not surprisingly, independent labor rights monitoring organizations...Show More Summary

Foxconn Finally Improves Conditions

Life has become less stressful for the million or so people employed by electronics giant Foxconn, an audit from the Fair Labor Association has found. The company, which suffered a spate of suicides at its plant in southern China, has complied with most of the recommendations made after Apple opened...

Fair Labor Association's Foxconn investigation notes improved factory conditions

2 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Back in March, the Fair Labor Association issued the results of its investigation of Foxconn's Chinese plants, spurring a joint effort between Apple and the manufacturer to make working conditions better for employees. The non-profit...Show More Summary

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