Apple and Child Labor?

Apples Journey through Child Labor.

Children Used In Factories!

Apple has been caught with many offenses of child labor. There have been 74 known cases.

All of the children Apple has employed are under the age of 16. Apple monitors over 400 factorys. There have been 11 factories caught all of which are in China. Most of the children make circuit boards. Others package items like IPhones, IPads, and MacBooks. None of the, make more than a DOLLAR a day.

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Apple child packaging MacBook.

During Child Labor

Apple has been caught with many offenses of child labor. There have been 55 known cases.

All of the children Apple has employed are under the age of 16. Apple monitors over 102 factorys. There have been 11 factories caught all of which are in China. Most of the children make circuit boards

After Child Labor

Now Apple has found a way to stop child labor. They have people go and check factories all around China and other main distributer country's. There were over 55 factories charged with child labor. Since then there have been less charges. Since 2012 there have been 3 cases in China. Everywhere else hasn't been caught. There are still some that believe that Apple has been hiding somethings, but when you look at there record I would say that there doing pretty good.

What can You Do?

What should you do? Keep buying apple products, but don't get the old version because it's cheaper. Get the newest version because it will be before the cutoff of child made apple products. Even if there is child labor, it can still help to buy. It helps them get the money they need and the MacBooks that we want.

First Hand Account

Foxconn runs a number of super-factories in the south of China, some of which employ as many as 300,000 workers and form self-contained cities, complete with banks, post offices and basketball courts.

It has been accused, however, of treating its employees extremely harshly. China Labor Watch, a New York-based NGO, accused Foxconn of having an "inhumane and militant" management, which neglects basic human rights. Foxconn's management were not available for comment.

In its report, Apple revealed the sweatshop conditions inside the factories it uses. Apple admitted that at least 55 of the 102 factories that produce its goods were ignoring Apple's rule that staff cannot work more than 60 hours a week.

The technology company's own guidelines are already in breach of China's widely-ignored labour law, which sets out a maximum 49-hour week for workers. - The Gaurdian (Reporter)

Bibliography

"Apple Admits Using Child Labour." The Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group, n.d. Web. 23 Feb. 2016.



"Apple and Child Labor?" The Guardian. N.p., n.d. Web.

By: Sam Guetzlaff