Foxconn Pledges to Improve Working Conditions

Friday, March 30, 2012

Chinese workers assemble electronic components at the Taiwanese technology giant Foxconn's factory in Shenzhen. (Getty Images/Getty)

After a comprehensive inspection by the Fair Labor Association, Chinese factory Foxconn has agreed to cut worker's hours and increase their wages. The factory has been in the news recently after reports out of China detailed gross labor law violations and human rights abuses at the facility. 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.


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