The Brian Lehrer Show

What We Know About Foxconn

Monday, April 02, 2012

Rob Schmitz, China correspondent of Martketplace, to talk about his recent visit to the Foxconn plant, and answer listener questions about electronics manufacturing in China

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The Takeaway

Foxconn Pledges to Improve Working Conditions

Friday, March 30, 2012

After a comprehensive inspection by the Fair Labor Association, Chinese factory Foxconn has agreed to cut worker's hours and increase their wages. Apple, whose products are manufactured at Foxconn, cheer the promises of reform. If implemented, these changes could prompt an overhaul of Chinese labor laws. Charles Duhigg is a New York Times business reporter.


The Takeaway

Apple Announces Independent Inspectors for Chinese Suppliers' Factories

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Recent reporting by our partner The New York Times raised fresh concerns over the safety and well-being of the workers that staff Apple's supplier factories in China. Apple now says that it has requested an independent labor group to audit the conditions at its suppliers' factories, with the first inspections under way starting yesterday.