Apple should not profit at the expense of low-wage workers

"To resolve poor labour conditions, Apple must pursue profit maximisation only within a framework of sufficient investment in labour." Li Qiang  in South China Morning Post.

Poor Working Conditions Persist at Apple Supplier 

CLW's follow-up investigation of Apple supplier Pegatron demonstrates no fundamental change in labor conditions.

Another Samsung Supplier Factory Exploiting Child Labor

CLW had uncovered five child workers (under 16) at Shinyang Electronic Co.Ltd. Meanwhile, the investigation also revealed 15 sets of labor violations.
Investigative Report: Abuses at Quanta Factory
CLW found a number of ethical and legal violations at Quanta Shanghai Manufacturing City, a Taiwanese company supplying for Apple, Sony, Dell, and HP.
Response to Mattel on 2014 Toy Factory Report

After CLW's report on labor abuses at toy factories, Mattel Toys responded, denying many allegations. CLW replied to in a point-by-point letter.
Li Qiang on Foxconn Workers' Protest of Working Conditions
On Democracy Now, Li Qiang, executive director of CLW, analyzed the large massive strike in a Foxconn plant.
CLW Testifies at Congressional Hearing 
In Dec 2014, CLW's executive director Li Qiang testified on poor working conditions in Chinese toy factories at a hearing of the Congressional-Executive Committee on China.
Labor Exploitation at Samsung Supplier Factory Samkwang

At Dongguan Samkwang, a partner of Samsung (Huizhou), CLW uncovered a long list of ethical and legal violations.


Child Labor at Samsung Supplier Factory

CLW's 2012 investigation identified seven child workers at Samsung supplier factory HEG who received no special protections.


Press Releases

03/30/2016 - Research Challenges the Reliability of Apple's 2016 Progress Report
Apple Claims that 97% of its suppliers comply with its 60-hour maximum work hour standard, which China Labor Watch believes to be questionable.
- Research Questions Apple's Ethical Standards
Apple stipulates that the workweeks in its supply chain not surpass 60 hours, but CLW's investigation reveals major violation in Pegatron Shanghai, one of Apple's largest suppliers.
02/19/2016 - Apple's Loud and Public Refusal to Aid Decryption is a Promotional Strategy
Apple boosts its image by promoting the narrative that it cares about its customers, just as it promotes care for workers. But CLW's research suggests a different reality.
02/04/2016 - Severe Labor Abuses in the Cookware Industry
A multi-month in-depth investigation has exposed numerous human rights abuses in five Chinese cookware factories supplying to top brands and retailers, including Macy’s, Walmart, Kohl’s, Carrefour, IKEA, Cuisinart, and Tupperware.
01/09/2016 - CLW Statement on Arrest of Four Labor Activists
CLW protests authorities arrest of these activists and points out the complicity of multinational companies in the underlying labor conflict at Lide Shoe Factory. 

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