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Employees at Apple Supplier Factory at Risk, Report Says

Poor working conditions may be condition of Chinese manufacturing
9/4/2014 07:05 PM EDT
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_hm
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Condition should be improved
_hm   9/4/2014 10:09:34 PM
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This working condition should be improved and will be improved in steps. It needs education and time.

Jessica Lipsky
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Re: Condition should be improved
Jessica Lipsky   9/5/2014 11:02:09 AM
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Do you think there is a more effective way to do so than Apple's current measures?

krisi
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krisi   9/5/2014 11:20:50 AM
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I wonder whether the average American consumer is aware of these issues...

Jessica Lipsky
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Jessica Lipsky   9/5/2014 11:37:12 AM
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I think it's an  out of sight, out of mind issue. Or, perhaps as Bajarin alluded, it's the price of manufacturing in China. 

krisi
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krisi   9/5/2014 12:12:27 PM
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I think you are right Jessica...most, if not all, people go to a store a buy the cheapest product at the given performance level...would they like to pay more to account for manufacturing conditions to be better, probably not

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What about their other customers?
DCH0   9/5/2014 1:49:45 PM
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The headline and article are only about Apple. "Catcher manufactures metal iPad covers and parts for fifth generation iPhones. It has contracts with Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo, Sony, HTC, Motorola, and others." Why no response from the others?

_hm
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_hm   9/5/2014 4:25:31 PM
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@Jessica: Apple may be able to do their best! This is a quandry and solutions to it are not so fascile. It needs to study problem with different mind set and may be some innovative idea will make all parties happy.

I wish it come soon, but it is not impossible.

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investigator issue ?
boblespam   9/9/2014 3:20:32 AM
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How come there's such a big difference when Apple is auditing a company and when the CLW/Green America  is investigating the same company ?

One of these groups must be lying ! Maybe somebody else should investigate on the investigators :-)

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Gunda Adrian   9/10/2014 5:10:57 AM
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It is up to consumers to ensure these companies manufacture ethically. I belive people are unaware of these manufactuing conditions. Due to the low wages they pay the Chinese workers it would only be a matter of a small amount of money to correctly pay them and improve their working conditions.

In response to the earlier persons comment people only care about the price, if they do, and not care about how other people are exploited, then there is no hope is there. I would say it is disgustine for people to think that way. Would they be happy for their relatives to work in these conditions? Or themselves?

I have always used apple products and after hearing about the way Apple manufactures, I am considering future purchases.

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