A series of reports has highlighted unfair and unsafe working conditions at Foxconn, which manufactures electronics for companies like Apple, Amazon, and Microsoft. Several companies have responded to the allegations, which include long hours of forced overtime, injuries caused by negligence, and a lack of accountability for violating policies set by Apple and others.
Watchdog says labor abuses at Pegatron violate Chinese law
A fight at a Foxconn dormitory this morning escalated into a full-scale brawl between 2,000 people that left 40 injured and the adjoining facility closed.
Reports that Foxconn is forcing students into internships to work on the next iPhone surface in China.
Apple device manufacturer Foxconn on track with work condition improvements, Fair Labor Association reports
Following its initial investigation of Apple supplier Foxconn back in March, the Fair Labor Association (FLA) has released a follow-up report detailing the company's progress in improving work conditions.
Terry Gou, the CEO of Foxconn, recently told reporters that Apple would split the costs of higher wages, more workers, and other improvements in working conditions.
Marketplace correspondent Rob Schmitz has been granted exclusive access by Apple and Foxconn to record the companies' iPad production line at the Longhua factory in Shenzhen.
In an interview, workers at Foxconn's chinese plants have expressed concerns that new limits on overtime could negatively affect their income, despite assurances by company bosses
Apple and Foxconn agree to take massive efforts in improving factory conditions, including clamping down on overtime and hiring tens of thousands of new workers to compensate.
Fair Labor Association releases Apple labor investigation report, details serious worker issues at Foxconn factories
The Fair Labor Association released its audit of the Apple production lines at Foxconn's factories in China.
Apple has revised its Supplier Responsibility homepage to reflect monthly updates about working conditions at its suppliers' factories. Apple's most recent data says that suppliers showed 89 percent compliance with the 60-hour work week rules laid out in Apple's Supplier Code of Conduct.
Mike Daisey comes clean on the lies about Foxconn's iPad factories
'This American Life' retracts episode about Foxconn's iPad factories, says it was 'partially fabricated'
PRI has fully retracted a popular episode of This American Life that focused on working conditions inside a Foxconn iPad factory, calling the source material "partially fabricated." The episode was partially based on the work of artist Mike Daisey, who apparently lied to fact-checkers about his experiences visiting Foxconn's facility.
Although there may not have been any shocking new revelations from last night's Nightline report on Foxconn's factories, Apple and others have issued some small corrections and statements. The most notable statement comes from Auret van Heerden, CEO of the Fair Labor Association, which Apple recently joined.
After teasing the story yesterday, Nightline has aired its report from Foxconn's factories on ABC. In it, host Bill Weir tours the factories and speaks directly with workers
USA Today reports that Apple is opening up some of its suppliers' production facilities for independent, third-party audits. The audits could begin as early as March.
On Tuesday night, ABC will broadcast a special Nightline episode filmed at Foxconn's facilities in Shenzhen and Chengdu, China, exploring the working conditions at that company's factories.
The CEO of the Fair Labor Association has said that his group has found "tons of issues" in an inspection of some of Foxconn's factories this week.
The president of the Fair Labor Association offers preliminary remarks on the exemplary state of the factories of Foxconn, in comparison with other factories in the world, though the actual inspections have not been carried out and the report will not be issued until March.
Apple CEO Tim Cook promises that monthly reports on the company's supplier working conditions going forward. He said Apple will be managing conditions at a very micro level and looks to be completely transparent.
At Apple's request, the Fair Labor Association will begin conducting audits of the company's assembly suppliers, including Foxconn factories in Shenzhen and Chengdu, China.
Manufacturing company Foxconn appears to have been hit by a hacking attack, with internal company login and password information leaked onto the internet earlier this evening.