Apple which recently accounted its highest quarterly earnings of record $46.3 billion in revenue, the company is still finding itself somewhere in reports of labor abuses among its suppliers – first NY Times reported Apple’s harsh working conditions at company’s component suppliers in China – and then followed by CNN published a video of journalist Stan Grant who recently sat down for an interview with a current Foxconn employee and iPad display assembler.
And, now the news rounding up against the Apple partnership with Eastern manufactures, that Change.org and SomeOfUs have combining their efforts to raise awareness of poor working conditions in Foxconn factories that manufacture consumer electronics for Apple. The two organization collectively gathered more than 250,000 electronic signatures on petitions that call for Apple to demand improvements be made.
Representatives of both the groups even will join protesters on Thursday at 10:00 am at Apple’s new Grand Central Terminal retail store to deliver the signed petition to the company. “I have been a lifelong Apple customer and was shocked to learn of the abusive working conditions in many of Apple’s supplier factories,” Change.org’s Mark Shields said in a statement. “At Foxconn, one of Apple’s biggest manufacturers, there is a history of suicides, abusive working conditions, and almost no pay. These working conditions are appalling, especially for Apple.”