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NY Times describes “harsh conditions” in Apple’s Chinese factories

A New York Times article entitled “The Human Cost That’s Built Into An iPad,” profiles Apple’s supply chain in China using government-subsidized factories that make it unlikely production might return to the U.S. The piece addresses what it says are the harsh conditions in Chinese factories producing Apple products, where workers often labor in “facing long hours” and “serious — sometimes deadly –safety problems.” The criticisms include underage workers, falsified records and improperly discarded hazardous waste in factories. The plants have also experienced deadly explosions and negligent exposure to hazardous chemicals. Apple executives say that the company’s policies have brought about significant improvements, but declined to discuss specifics of the article. (New York Times – January 26, 2012). Find out how Kevin J. McNamara Law Offices, P.C. can help you and your family. For a free consultation call 312-201-8850 or contact us online.

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