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China Labor Watch Accuses Samsung Factory of Using Child Labor, Physical Abuse

China Labor Watch Accuses Samsung Factory of Using Child Labor, Physical Abuse

Brandon Russell

A new investigative report describes a factory that manufactures Samsung products as a place of squalor, full of abused and underage employees. According to China Labor Watch, student laborers, many drafted from high school, “amount to 80% of the total workforce in the factory.” And we thought Apple’s factory conditions were bad. An exhaustive 31 page report documents a behind the...

Investigation of Apple Supplier Finds "Excessive Overtime," Health and Safety Risks

Investigation of Apple Supplier Finds "Excessive Overtime," Health and Safety Risks

Todd Haselton

The Fair Labor Association just published its findings from a near month-long investigation of three of Apple’s factories in China that are operated by Foxconn. “The Fair Labor Association gave Apple’s largest supplier the equivalent of a full-body scan through 3,000 staff hours investigating three of its factories and surveying more than 35,000 workers,” The Fair Labor Association’s...