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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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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 [...]
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.
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
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
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
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...
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
A report released on Tuesday from the Fair Labor Association says Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn has corrected some 284 infractions, including steps to create a safer workplace, since the group last audited the factories in February.
The Fair Labor Association has given Apple (AAPL) and Foxconn a tentative thumbs up for their efforts to improve working and safety conditions for their manufacturing workforce, Reuters reports. However, the association also said that...Show More Summary
The Fair Labor Association has today posted an update in its ongoing audit of working conditions at the factories of Apple supplier Foxconn. The update is largely positive, noting some...
In March 2012, Apple and Foxconn agreed to make changes to its plant suggested in an audit by the Fair Labor Association. Suggested changes included better working conditions for employees and compliance with labor laws. The FLA has stated in a follow-up report today that Foxconn and Apple have made progress in fixing the issues [...]
The Fair Labor Association (FLA) today announced the release of a status report outlining progress that has made since the group's initial high-profile audits of several Foxconn facilities in China serving as assembly plants for Apple products. Show More Summary