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Apple finds underage labor in its Chinese supply chain

Jan 25, 2013
The report on supplier responsibility from Apple indicates progress on working conditions and excessive overtime requirements at the tech giant's Chinese suppliers, including its largest supplier, Foxconn. But the report also revealed one supplier was employing child workers.
Posted In: Foxconn, apple, China, factory, The People Behind Your iPad

Foxconn factory shut down following riots

Sep 24, 2012
The company that makes Apple's iPhones and iPads in China has shut down one of its factories following a riot by workers.
Posted In: Foxconn, China, riots

Auditor says Foxconn is improving work conditions

Aug 21, 2012
Apple hired the Fair Labor Association six months ago to investigate work conditions at its biggest supplier. The FLA today reported big improvements.
Posted In: apple, Foxconn

Apple and Foxconn to share improvement costs

May 10, 2012
Tech giant Apple and its major supplier Foxconn say they will share the costs of better conditions for workers Chinese factories making Apple products.
Posted In: Foxconn, apple

The people behind your iPad: The bosses

Apr 12, 2012
Marketplace's Rob Schmitz was offered a rare glimpse into the world of Apple's usually secret supply chain. Here's the story of the people who help run Apple's Chinese producer, Foxconn.
Posted In: apple, Foxconn, China, iPad, factory, The People Behind Your iPad

The people behind your iPad: The workers

Apr 11, 2012
What's life like for the thousands of workers who assemble your Apple products? Marketplace’s Rob Schmitz gained rare access to Apple’s production line at a Foxconn plant in China.
Posted In: China, apple, Foxconn, iPad, factory, The People Behind Your iPad

VIDEO: Watch an iPad get made from the Foxconn factory floor

Apr 11, 2012
See what life is like for the workers who help assemble your Apple products in this exclusive video footage from the Foxconn factory floor in Shenzhen, China.
Posted In: Foxconn, factory tour, video

A look behind the gates of Foxconn

Apr 9, 2012
China correspondent Rob Schmitz is the second journalist to ever visit an Apple production line at Foxconn, where many of the world's electronics are manufactured. He describes what he saw and learned.
Posted In: Foxconn, apple, The People Behind Your iPad

A look inside a Foxconn factory

Apr 5, 2012
Marketplace's Rob Schmitz is one of the few reporters to gain access into a Foxconn factory. He discusses what working conditions were like for the workers there.
Posted In: apple, Foxconn, China

Reporter's Notebook: From both sides of the gates of Foxconn

Apr 4, 2012
Marketplace's Rob Schmitz takes you behind the scenes of Foxconn for exclusive access into what life is like for the workers who help assemble your Apple products.
Posted In: Foxconn, Reporter's Notebook, apple, China

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