Dreams and Defiance in Foxconn City

Sociologist Jenny Chan sheds light on China’s emerging working class, comprised of young rural migrants enduring harsh working conditions and low wages. Her book, “Dying for an iPhone,” explores this issue. This interview provides insights…

Apple illegally interrogated staff about union, judge rules

The electronics industry, including Apple, has a history of resisting unions, influenced by the opposition of major US companies. However,  unions scored an important victory when a US labor board judge ruled against Apple, ordering…

Union accuses Apple of firing workers in retaliation for organizing

The Communications Workers of America (CWA) union has accused Apple of firing five workers in Kansas City and disciplining another in Texas in retaliation for organizing, and of interrogating employees, promising them better working conditions if they…

Apple and Foxconn lobby to lax Indian labour laws

Apple and Foxconn have their eye on Karnataka, in South India, to build a very large factory producing iPhones there. They are using their corporate influence to push for relaxation of labor laws. According to…

Apple must investigate Zhengzhou’s Foxconn factory

In a Change.Org petition, civil society organisations demand that Apple Inc. take on its social responsibility to thoroughly investigate the incident at Zhengzhou’s Foxconn factory. Since late October, footage depicting Foxconn workers’ experience of brutal…

Apple supplier in Malaysia must immediately stop union busting

Malaysia’s Electronics Industry Employees’ Union Northern Region (EIEUNR) is launching an online petition to call on Apple supplier Molex to stop union-busting and to respect workers’ right to choose their own union and bargain collectively…

Unfair treatment of union members at Molex Malaysia

IndustriALL affiliate EIEUNR is fighting union busting at electronic components manufacturer Molex, one of Apple’s suppliers in Malaysia. In response to the union busting at Molex Malaysia, IndustriALL affiliate Electronics Industry Employees’ Union, Northern Region…

Apple may stop including chargers with iPhones

Rumours are swirling amongst tech bloggers that Apple will stop including chargers and EarPods with new iPhones. Those who track e-waste are hoping that Apple does, in fact, make this move. According to one venture…

Apple’s Chinese suppliers surpass those in the US

Apple’ suppliers in China have continued to grow since 2011, reaching 41 and surpassing other major manufacturing areas for Apple like Japan and even the US – with 37 and 38 suppliers respectively.  Analysis of Apple’s…