Sweatshop Conditions Charged in iPod Manufacture
“Apple Computer Inc. is having an iPod-related public relations headache this week, following a report by a British newspaper on working conditions at Chinese factories where the popular music player is built.
“The Mail on Sunday reported that a Chinese factory that manufactures iPods employs 200,000 workers who live in dormitories where visitors are not permitted. Workers toil for 15-hour days for as little as $50 per month, according to the article.
“Apple said it is ‘investigating the allegations regarding working conditions in the iPod manufacturing plant in China.'”
Mike Musgrove. Sweatshop Conditions at IPod Factory Reported. WashingtonPost.com. June 16, 2006.
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