Tag Archives: labor law

The Latest Report on Foxconn Working Conditions

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The Guardian reports on the latest study of labor conditions at Foxconn factories. Hong Kong workers’ rights group Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehaviour (Sacom) found that: Grueling workloads, humiliating punishments and battery-farm living conditions remain routine for workers assembling Apple’s luxury electronics, according to one of the most detailed reports yet on life inside China’s Foxconn factories. The researchers…

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Why Are You Working Today?

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Since I’ve been incessantly beating the neo-classical free trade drum on this blog for the past week, I thought I’d return to my Lefty roots with a good old fashioned post on disappearing employment benefits.

Occupational Heat Stroke vs. Air Conditioning Disease

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Enjoying the Beijing heatwave? Whether your office is either too hot or too cold, you may be looking at a little extra cash in your pocket at the end of the month. Just check with the Labor Bureau first.

Microsoft: the Latest China Labor Villain

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Yes, the most recent bad guys in the China labor wars are the folks from Microsoft. The details are still a bit fuzzy, but here are some of the basics: Two Chinese factories that supply goods to Microsoft and other global companies have been cited by government officials for violating local labor laws, including failing…

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