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LWW
05-01-2011, 06:12 AM
- Pushing workers to the point of suicides!

- Punishing workers for daring to use a blow dryer in the company dorms!

- Working people in excess of the maximum amount of hours allowed even by Chinese law!

Has Mr Gore no decency? No honor? No integrity?

Why has he not used his position as a board member at Apple to stop these abuses?

Is his love of money so great that he is willing to tolerate the death and misery and abuse of people of color in order to obtain it?

After reading this ... the answers are self evident. Mr Gore should be forced from his position and subjected to personal humiliation, and then brought to the World Court to answer for his crimes against humanity ... this being merely one of them. Let us not forget the starvations going on around the world because of Mr Gore's pushing of corn based ethanol.

I have exposed Mr Gore countless times, and will continue to do so until he stops his vile and evil ways and faces justice!

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><u><span style='font-size: 26pt'>Apple's Chinese workers treated 'inhumanely, like machines'</span></u>
<span style='font-size: 14pt'>Investigation finds evidence of draconian rules and excessive overtime to meet western demand for iPhones and iPads</span>


An investigation into the conditions of Chinese workers has revealed the shocking human cost of producing the must-have Apple iPhones and iPads that are now ubiquitous in the west.

The research, carried out by two NGOs, has revealed disturbing allegations of <span style='font-size: 11pt'>excessive working hours and draconian workplace rules</span> at two major plants in southern China. It has also uncovered an "anti-suicide" pledge that workers at the two plants have been urged to sign, after a series of employee deaths last year.

The investigation gives a detailed picture of life for the 500,000 workers at the Shenzhen and Chengdu factories owned by Foxconn, which produces millions of Apple products each year. The report accuses Foxconn of <span style='font-size: 11pt'>treating workers "inhumanely, like machines".</span>

Among the allegations made by workers interviewed by the NGOs the Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations and Students & Scholars Against Corporate Misbehaviour (Sacom) are claims that:

■ <span style='font-size: 11pt'>Excessive overtime is routine, despite a legal limit of 36 hours a month.</span> One payslip, seen by the Observer, indicated that the worker had performed 98 hours of overtime in a month.

■ Workers attempting to meet the huge demand for the first iPad were sometimes <span style='font-size: 11pt'>pressured to take only one day off in 13.</span>

■ In some factories badly performing <span style='font-size: 11pt'>workers are required to be publicly humiliated in front of colleagues.</span>

■ Crowded workers' dormitories can sleep up to 24 and are subject to strict rules. One worker told the NGO investigators that he was <span style='font-size: 11pt'>forced to sign a "confession letter" after illicitly using a hairdryer.</span> In the letter he wrote: "It is my fault. I will never blow my hair inside my room. I have done something wrong. I will never do it again."

■ <span style='font-size: 11pt'>In the wake of a spate of suicides</span> at Foxconn factories last summer, workers were asked to sign a statement promising not to kill themselves and pledging to "treasure their lives".

Foxconn produced its first iPad at Chengdu last November and expects to produce 100m a year by 2013. Last year Apple sold more than 15m iPads worldwide and has already sold close to five million this year.

When the allegations were put to Foxconn by the Observer, <span style='font-size: 11pt'>manager Louis Woo confirmed that workers sometimes worked more than the statutory overtime limit to meet demand from western consumers</span>, but claimed that all the extra hours were voluntary. Workers claim that, if they turn down excessive demands for overtime, they will be forced to rely on their basic wage:<span style='font-size: 11pt'> workers in Chengdu are paid only 1,350 yuan (125) a month for a basic 48-hour week</span>, equivalent to about 65p an hour.

Asked about the suicides that <span style='font-size: 11pt'>have led to anti-suicide netting being fitted beneath the windows of workers' dormitories, Woo said: "Suicides were not connected to bad working conditions. There was a copy effect. If one commits suicide, then others will follow."</span>

In a statement, Apple said: "Apple is committed to ensuring the highest standards of social responsibility throughout our supply base. Apple requires suppliers to commit to our comprehensive supplier code of conduct as a condition of their contracts with us. We drive compliance with the code through a rigorous monitoring programme, including factory audits, corrective action plans and verification measures."</div></div>

<span style='font-size: 26pt'>LET THE DENIALS BEGIN! (http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/apr/30/apple-chinese-workers-treated-inhumanely)</span>

Sev
05-01-2011, 07:13 PM
Their is a Billion of them. Its bound to happen.

Stretch
05-01-2011, 07:45 PM
They need a union. St.

wolfdancer
05-01-2011, 08:01 PM
This is Al Gore's company?....what happened then to Mr. Jobs?
I see Al listed on Apple's compensation committee, but didn't know he had control of the company. I'd suggest then that you take your complaints directly to Steve....that's Steve Jobs job, to correct that, and not the other (here) Steve.
And this has to be the biggest joke on the internet:
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> I have exposed Mr Gore countless times, and will continue to do so until he stops his vile and evil ways and faces justice! </div></div>
Who you "exposing" to, and on what sites?
I'm sure Mr. Gore fears your exposes re: "his" company....about as much as Gayle does, re: her and her husbands business, which you have already maligned, imo
While she has nothing to fear ....some of the published (here) allegations ...could backfire on its author???

LWW
05-02-2011, 01:41 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LWW</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><span style='font-size: 26pt'>LET THE DENIALS BEGIN! (http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/apr/30/apple-chinese-workers-treated-inhumanely)</span> </div></div>

Can I call it or what.

Qtec
05-02-2011, 03:44 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> Al Gore's company</div></div>

Really????????
Does Al now own Apple??????????????
Does Steve Jobs know?????????

Q......pathetic.

Qtec
05-02-2011, 03:46 AM
Wait a minute,....... YOU want to give him a TAX CUT....because he is a JOB CREATOR!

Q...LOL

LWW
05-02-2011, 04:19 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> Does Al now own Apple??????????????

Q......pathetic. </div></div>

Nobody said he does, but ... you already knew that.

LWW
05-02-2011, 04:21 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Does Steve Jobs know?????????

Q......pathetic. </div></div>

I'm sure he does, and should also be scorned for this.

That being said ... I don't recall Jobs running around with his Holier than thou act as Saint Albert of Green Acres has.

But, I understand, he's a moonbat crazy leftist and you therefor feel obliged to defend him.

LWW
05-02-2011, 04:21 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Wait a minute,....... YOU want to give him a TAX CUT....because he is a JOB CREATOR!

Q...LOL </div></div>

Irrelevant to the topic ... but, you already knew that also.

Qtec
05-02-2011, 04:25 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LWW</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> Does Al now own Apple??????????????

Q......pathetic. </div></div>

Nobody said he does, but ... you already knew that. </div></div>

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><span style='font-size: 20pt'>Al Gore's</span> company </div></div>

Words mean things.

Q


Q

LWW
05-02-2011, 04:27 AM
Yes they do, that's why I use them correctly.

eg8r
05-02-2011, 07:51 AM
LOL, yeah I agree this was on Jobs head and Jobs did a good job of trying to fix the problem. This news is a little bit old but Jobs pressured the ownership of that company to raise wages and provides other benefits to the workers that are not normaly available in other companies across China.

eg8r