Use impartial labor inspectors, not ones you've bought and paid for.
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Use impartial labor inspectors, not ones you've bought and paid for.

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It's good that Apple is finally committed to inspecting its factories. But as of now, it's a PR stunt, because the inspections are being done by a notoriously pro-corporate organization (the Fair Labor Association or "FLA") that's selected and paid by Apple and tells the public what Apple wants the public to hear.  As reported in the New York Times on Feb. 17, 2012, even before FLA staff had inspected the factories, the President of the FLA praised the conditions at the Foxconn facility where workers have committed suicide in large numbers, worked 70-hour work-weeks, died in explosions, and suffered other harsh conditions. He said the "problem" was that workers were "bored."  Demand that Apple use a genuinely independent, competent monitoring organization such as the Worker Rights Consortium (WRC), with which approximately 200 United States universities are affiliated. Unlike the FLA, the WRC is not paid by Apple or any other corporation and its inspections are conducted by independent labor law professors from major American law schools.

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    • kelsey kauffman GREENCASTLE, IN
      • over 2 years ago

      I love my MacBookPro, but when I think of how it was made, I cringe. It reminds me of New Englanders who bought ivory in the 19th century despite reports of the terrible suffering--human, animal and ecological--it caused. I don't mind paying more and Apple shouldn't mind earning more in order to treat workers decently.

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    • Amanda Bell NEW YORK, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      My dad wanted me to get a Mac, but I won't be doing that any time soon.

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    • Steve Hitov ADELPHI, MD
      • over 2 years ago

      I am an Apple user, and I want the product to be fairly made in addition to well made.

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    • Dan Rothstein LEXINGTON, MA
      • over 2 years ago

      We're Apple users. We can't be fooled by a poorly designed process. The design is the product.

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