Chinese Sweatshops Revisited

As I noted in an earlier post on the Apple sweatshop issue, what matters is the condition of the Apple facilities relative to the actual alternatives that exist for workers in China.  Not only does Apple’s Foxconn plant apparently pay a higher-than-average wage, but now CNBC reports that its working conditions may not be so horrendous after all:

Working conditions at Chinese manufacturing plants where Apple‘s iPads and iPhones are made are far better than those at garment factories or other facilities elsewhere in the country, according to the head of a non-profit agency investigating the plants.

Author: Brandon Dupont

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