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News: FLA cites Quanta for further Apple labor problems

last monthTechnology / Mobile : iLounge

The Fair Labor Association has released new reports containing audits of two Apple supplier factories, both Quanta facilities, in Shanghai and Changshu, China. Both audits were done in August 2013. Issues cited include workers beingShow More Summary

Latest audit on two Chinese Apple suppliers finds labor, health violations

last monthNews : The Newsroom

A new report from the Fair Labor Association (FLA) on two facilities run by of one of Apple's manufacturing partners has found numerous violations, including excessive overtime, underpayment of sick wages, and inadequate health and safety measures. Show More Summary

Fair Labor Association reports on Apple partner facilities, Apple responds

The Fair Labor Association (FLA) has just released the report on its audit of two Chinese facilities run by Apple manufacturing partner Quanta, where they found a number of issues. The audit found that the facilities, located in Changshu and Shanghai, had a number of compliance issues. Show More Summary

Fair Labor Association supplier audit reveals excessive overtime, Apple pledges to continue improvement

As part of its partnership with Apple, the Fair Labor Association has conducted an independent audit of supplier Quanta, and discovered that the company's factories were responsible for some labor violations, including excessive overtime and hiring fees.

Apple Working to Remedy Labor Violations Found at Quanta Factories

The Fair Labor Association (FLA) today published a new report examining two factories operated by Apple-supplier Quanta Computer, finding several code violations related to working hours, recruitment policies, compensation, health and...Show More Summary

Fair Labor Association publishes data from audits of two Apple suppliers, Apple responds

The Fair Labor Association, the group that has been performing independent assessments of Apple’s supplier facilities since 2012, today published findings from audits of Apple suppliers it carried out last year after. The reports include assessments of two Apple facilities in Shanghai and Changshu, China (here and here) that belong to Apple’s partner Quanta and […]

The Fair Labor Association Delivers Its Findings On Two Apple Supplier Facilities

Back in 2012, Apple signed up for the Fair Labor Association’s voluntary audits in order to bring more transparency to its production practices and supplier partnerships. Today, the FLA released a new report, which contains an audit of two facilities operated by supply partner Quanta in Changshu and Shanghai. Show More Summary

‘Dear Saveur: I’m so great that I deserve to get paid for working 10-hour days’

I’ve asked Saveur associate test kitchen director Farideh Sadeghin about her ad. Saveur is hiring fall interns! (saveur.com) “Your proposed unpaid positions are in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act” (facebook.com)

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

9 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

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