Reports/Forums

Apple’s own comprehensive supplier assessments and the FLA assessments of certain factories supplying products to Apple are found in other sections of this website.  This section includes the in-depth independent reports and public forums related to labor conditions at factories supplying Apple.

Scott Nova and Isaac Shapiro, Assessing the Reforms Portrayed by Apple’s Supplier Responsibility Report, Economic Policy Institute, Issue Brief, March 25, 2015.

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

China Labor Watch, Chinese workers exploited by U.S.-owned iPhone supplier, September 5, 2013.

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

Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehaviour (SACOM), Apple fails in its responsibility to monitor suppliers, February 26, 2013.

Scott Nova and Isaac Shapiro, “Apple’s self-reporting on suppliers’ labor practices shows violations remain common,” 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.

Congressional-Executive Commission on China, “Hearing on Working Conditions and Worker Rights in China:  Recent Developments,” July 31, 2012.

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

SACOM, Sweatshops are good for Apple and Foxconn, but not for workers. May 31, 2012.

Isaac Shapiro, Comparing the pay of Apple’s top executives to the pay of the workers making its products, Economic Policy Institute, April 30, 2012.

Ross Eisenbrey and Isaac Shapiro, Prospects for improved working conditions for Apple workers:  Lessons from the EPI panel, Economic Policy Institute, April 20, 2012.  (This report synthesizes the findings from an authoritative panel of Chinese researchers-activists and international labor leaders that EPI hosted to discuss the labor practices of Apple and its suppliers.  Also available are a full video of the event, presentations, and background information.)

SACOM, iSlave Behind the iPhone: Foxconn Workers in Central China, September 24, 2011.

SACOM, Foxconn and Apple Fail to Fulfill Promises:  Predicaments of Workers after the Suicides, May 6, 2011

SACOM, Workers as Machines: Military Management in Foxconn, October 10,2010.

SACOM, Apple Owes Workers and Public a Response over the Poisonings, May 2010.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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