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Samsung expects profit growth and has overtaken Intel

Samsung Electronics earnings are expected to hit $12 billion. The growth in profit was driven largely by the success of the company’s semiconductor business. On the other side Samsung management discourages employees from speaking up and identifying problems. On Friday July 7th Samsung Electronics said…

Two legal wins: SHARPS achieves new momentum

SHARPS has scored two legal wins in a single day, achieving new momentum in its ongoing effort to hold Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd accountable for the occupational disease cluster. Samsung LCD and Leukemia On July 7, the KCOMWEL approved a workers compensation claim filed by…

Over 55.000 people sign petition to ban toxic chemicals in electronic supply chains

Over 55.000 people signed the petition ‘COMPLICIT: Demand Apple and Samsung Protect Workers from being Poisoned’. The documentary ‘Complicit’ tells the stories of workers who suffer from reproductive illnesses and aggressive forms of cancer due to chemical poisoning in electronics factories that produce for Apple,…

Highly toxic chemicals used in Asian semiconductor factories

Chemicals that were banned by U.S. tech companies 25 years ago are still being used in Asian semiconductor factories. In the manufacturing processes of chips for electronic products, hazardous chemicals are used that cause aggressive forms of leukemia, miscarriages and birth defects. In 1986, a…

Joint statement in support of SHARPS – Minjoo party framework agreement

To the Minjoo Party of Korea: We represent international networks that have been focusing for many years on human rights, occupational health and environmental health in the global electronics industry.  We stand in solidarity with SHARPS during their historic 600+ day sit-in at Samsung. The…

Methanol poisoning victim testifies before UN Human Rights Council

Methanol poisoning victim testifies before UN Human Rights Council

During the 35th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva, a former employee at a Samsung Electronics subcontractor testified about his loss of vision caused by methanol poisoning in the workplace. “I lost my vision and suffered brain damage while making…

Are Apple and Samsung 'Complicit'?

Are Apple and Samsung ‘Complicit’?

Visual artist Robin Bell, projected images of ‘Complicit’ on two Apple stores in New York. ‘Complicit’ describes the story of workers in China’s electronics industry who became terminally ill due to exposure to chemicals in the workplace. With the action, the artist calls attention to…