Breaking News
News & Analysis

Apple to let group monitor supplier working conditions

1/13/2012 09:31 PM EST
8 comments
NO RATINGS
More Related Links
View Comments: Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
Humpkin
User Rank
Rookie
re: Apple to let group monitor supplier working conditions
Humpkin   1/15/2012 7:01:07 AM
NO RATINGS
It's illegal for foreign entities(such as FLA) to determine what's good labor condition or not in other countries' soil. Apple is a tech company, not a government; and neither is FLA. "Labor conditions" is something that is entitled for each respective government to set. Each country has different standards, and if labor abuse happens, it is their respective government's concern to fix it. Not a foreign entity such as FLA to go around tell people what to do. It's illegal for the US entities such as FLA to go around monitor other country's factories's labor conditions. It is ILLEGAL for Apple even to specify and impose what labor conditions these factories need to comply in their contracts to begin with; therefore such are invalid. Next time America try to pull BS to control other countries like this, you should be careful.

Humpkin
User Rank
Rookie
re: Apple to let group monitor supplier working conditions
Humpkin   1/15/2012 6:59:20 AM
NO RATINGS
It's illegal for foreign entities(such as FLA) to determine what's good labor condition or not in other countries' soil. Apple is a tech company, not a government; and neither is FLA. "Labor conditions" is something that is entitled for each respective government to set. Each country has different standards, and if labor abuse happens, it is their respective government's concern to fix it. Not a foreign entity such as FLA to go around tell people what to do. It's illegal for the US entities such as FLA to go around monitor other country's factories's labor conditions. It is ILLEGAL for Apple even to specify and impose what labor conditions these factories need to comply in their contracts to begin with.

Humpkin
User Rank
Rookie
re: Apple to let group monitor supplier working conditions
Humpkin   1/15/2012 6:43:29 AM
NO RATINGS
Oh No. America is at it again. In the name of "democracy," the US invaded Iraq. And now, in the name of FLA, they try to invade other country's jurisdiction with all kinds of excuses. As if FLA has some kind of jurisdiction overseas... After a long pondering of how to beat growing economic power of China, this is what these Powers-That-Be come up with. Whether a factory meets labor conditions or not is a concern for its respective government. What they hell is this grouping FLA thinking they can police factories all around the world???? DO these idiots think this kind of intrusion scheme would really work???

citizen2000
User Rank
Rookie
re: Apple to let group monitor supplier working conditions
citizen2000   1/14/2012 5:51:17 PM
NO RATINGS
The dust explosions at Apple supplier, foxconn has an interesting connection to the University of Michigan. In the 1990's Chinese scientists came to UM to study with an expert in industrial explosions like those that happened at Foxconn but when they returned to China these scientists went to work on weapons for the Chinese military rather than on improving safety. This has been a problem with these "dual use" technologies that our universities give freely to China, they often go to building up their military instead of to improving the lives of their citizens. Read more at www.china-threat.com

DrQuine
User Rank
CEO
re: Apple to let group monitor supplier working conditions
DrQuine   1/14/2012 3:26:12 PM
NO RATINGS
When labor rights, social responsibility, and vendor responsibility come together, consumers appreciate the transparency and everyone wins. These improvements also create moral and economic pressure on companies outside the immediate supply chain to improve their practices.

t.alex
User Rank
Rookie
re: Apple to let group monitor supplier working conditions
t.alex   1/14/2012 4:05:36 AM
NO RATINGS
Who will follow suit after Apple?

mcgrathdylan
User Rank
Blogger
re: Apple to let group monitor supplier working conditions
mcgrathdylan   1/13/2012 11:59:10 PM
NO RATINGS
I also take my hat off to Apple for being the first tech company to sign on for this. I am curious, though, how effective this relationship will be at ensuring that Apple's supliers are treating employeees properly and what action(s) Apple is prepared to take if/when it finds out that there are absuses.

rick merritt
User Rank
Author
re: Apple to let group monitor supplier working conditions
rick merritt   1/13/2012 10:05:29 PM
NO RATINGS
Kudos to Apple for taking this step. Yet ahead--bigger steps in helping provide more transparency about working conditions in the big electronics factories in China and elsewhere.

Flash Poll
Radio
LATEST ARCHIVED BROADCAST
Join our online Radio Show on Friday 11th July starting at 2:00pm Eastern, when EETimes editor of all things fun and interesting, Max Maxfield, and embedded systems expert, Jack Ganssle, will debate as to just what is, and is not, and embedded system.
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed
Top Comments of the Week