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AppleLabor.com aims to be a comprehensive online library of research and media coverage on the labor conditions faced by Apple’s factory workers.

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Scott Nova and Isaac Shapiro, Assessing the Reforms Portrayed by Apple’s Supplier Responsibility Report, Economic Policy Institute, Issue Brief, March 25, 2014.

Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehaviour (SACOM), Well-polished Apple’s CSR report is just another fairytale for workers, Statement, March 1, 2014.

China Labor Watch, Major labor violations in a Quanta Computer factory: Sony sells off its laptop busines and Apple stays silent, February 7, 2014.

Scott Nova and Isaac Shapiro, Apple Fails to Deliver on Key Labor Rights Promises, but the Company’s Chosen Labor Right Monitor Finds Little Fault, Economic Policy Institute, blog, December 13, 2013.  Also, see the joint statement by GoodElectronics and makeITfair, FLA’s final report on Apple and Foxconn obscures poor working condition in China, December 23, 2013.

Isaac Shapiro, Dear Tim Cook: Fraction of Icahn Request Could Significantly Address Apple’s Labor Rights Violations, Open Letter posted as Blog, Economic Policy Institute, November 1, 2013.

Isaac Shapiro, New iPhones, Same Old Working Conditions, Economic Policy Institute, Blog, September 18, 2013.

 

Featured reports

China Labor Watch, Apple’s unkept promises:  Cheap iPhones come at high cost to Chinese workers, July 29, 2013.  Related blog.

Scott Nova and Isaac Shapiro, Still Polishing Apple: Second FLA report misleads on labor rights progress, Economic Policy Institute, Blog, June 7, 2013.

Scott Nova and Isaac Shapiro, “Apple’s self-reporting on suppliers’ labor practices shows violations remain common,” Economic Policy Institute, Commentary, February 12, 2013.

Scott Nova and Isaac Shapiro, Polishing Apple: Fair Labor Association gives Foxconn and Apple undue credit for labor rights progress, Economic Policy Institute, November 8, 2012.

Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehaviour (SACOM), New iPhone, Old Abuses:  Have working conditions at Foxconn in China improved?  September 20, 2012.

China Labor Watch, Beyond Foxconn: Deplorable Working Conditions Characterize Apple’s Entire Supply Chain, June 27, 2012.

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