While the latest target of China labor activists might not garner as much press attention as did Apple and Foxconn, the situation might actually be worse this time around.
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…
Should we really be celebrating and encouraging the 80-hour work week, or are we simply rationalizing inequality?
The FLA has issued its report on Foxconn. Nothing earth-shattering here, but it does provide additional data and a road map for remedial measures.
Why would anyone assume that a very profitable company would pay its workers more than the competition? Dream on.
Although it would be nice if China could ramp up labor enforcement before adding new requirements, I think we need to be thankful for legal reform when we can get it.
Between the lame PR pronouncements and the protesting workers, Best Buy’s exit from the PRC has been difficult to assess.
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.
The 2008 Labor Contract Law led to a lot of litigation. Why is that so hard to accept?
Will Guangdong Province pass legislation allowing workers to strike, and will the floodgates be open to mass labor demonstrations? Seems hard to believe.
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.
Why do U.S. companies invest in China? Contrary to everyone else on the planet, some wizards of Wall Street think that companies are leaving the U.S. in droves because neo-Marxists are running amok in Washington. Idiots.
Why do U.S. companies invest in China? Three seconds with the Google machine will tell you. But some wizards of Wall Street, who don’t have three seconds to spare, think that companies are leaving the U.S. in droves because neo-Marxists are running amok in Washington. Idiots.
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…