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Protesters deliver petitions demanding Apple respect worker rights

By Eric W. Dolan
Friday, February 10, 2012 0:17 EDT
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Protesters on Thursday delivered petitions to Apple’s store in New York’s Grand Central Terminal demanding the company improve worker conditions in its factories in Southeast Asia.

An annual internal audit of Apple’s supply chain found many of its suppliers overworked and underpay employees, and nearly one-third were negligent in managing hazardous substances.

The company received criticism for the working conditions at its suppliers after a series of suicides at a Chinese factory producing the iPhone.

Watch video, courtesy of Al Jazeera English, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
 
 
 
 
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