Improvement or Just Public Relations? 

Today in a statement, Apple said it had stopped giving “new business” to Pegatron Corp. after discovered several weeks ago that the labor code had been violated on Pegatron's factories in Shanghai and Kunshan. However, China Labor Watch questions the reliability and accuracy of Apple’s statement due to the following facts.

Who's Afraid of Li Qiang?

If China is the world's factory, an unassuming political refugee in New York City may be the closest thing we have to its union leader.

CLW Donates 10,000 N95 Masks to Frontline Nurses in New York

We coordinated with AFYA Foundation, a non-profit based in Yonkers, that is helping to distribute PPE to health centers and hospitals in need in the NY area.

An Investigative Report on Dongguan Dongwon
CLW found a number of rights violations at Dongguan Dongwon, a key supplier of Huizhou Samsung Electronics. The factory predominantly manufactures mobile phone chargers and car chargers.

2018 Social Insurance Rates in China
A report compiled by CLW volunteers and interns on social insurance rates in China in 2018.
A Nightmare for Workers: Appalling Conditions in Toy Factories Persist
CLW found a number of ethical and legal violations at four factories manufacturing for some of the largest toy companies in the world.
Follow-up Investigative Report on Early Light

Given the abysmal working conditions revealed in 2017, CLW launched a follow up investigation in April 2018 to see if the factory had made any improvements to its working conditions.
An Investigative Report on HEG Technology
Since CLW’s initial report and subsequent follow up investigations, there have been a number of notable improvements at HEG.However, in some areas, HEG has regressed.

2018 Minimum Wage Standards in China

The report demonstrates the current minimum wage standards for all provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities in China.

Press Releases

03/03/2020 - Worker jumps from Zhengzhou Foxconn Dormitory Building
On March 2nd shortly after 6pm, a worker jumped to his death from the 11th floor of a Zhengzhou Foxconn dormitory for workers.

12/12/2018 - Labor Academic, Wang Jiang Song, pressured to delete his Twitter account after meeting police
Wang Jiangsong is a labor academic and activist in China. With more than 20,000 followers on Twitter, he uses his voice to advocate for the rights of Chinese workers. Wang has been tweeting for more than 6 years but that has come to an end. 
11/14/2018 - Opening of a judicial invesigation in Paris in the Samsung Case
Samsung takes responsibility and agrees to compensate workers of its South Korean factories who have serious work-related illnesses.

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