Linked by David Adams on Wed 17th Dec 2008 17:15 UTC, submitted by Michael
In the News In a muckraking Spiegel.de article, suppliers to well-known computer manufacturers are accused of mistreating workers and violating Chinese labor law: "According to a Hong-Kong based human rights organization, working hours total up to 370 hours per month, workers aren't receiving the legal minimum wage and in the run-up to Christmas, days off are cut out entirely." One of the reasons that high tech hardware has become so widespread and useful is because it's so inexpensive. As this article demonstrates, this affordability can come at a price.
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RE[4]: shit happens
by Ben Jao Ming on Thu 18th Dec 2008 17:55 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: shit happens"
Ben Jao Ming
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2005-07-26

OK, I'll STFU. Thanks for this enlightening post. I will now stop caring and leave everything to the politicians, because the only alternative is to live in a cabin in the woods.

Btw..
http://www.google.com/search?q=Guangdong+employer+blacklist

And for a similar case, there's the Greenpeace Guide To Greener Electronics:

http://www.greenpeace.org/international/campaigns/toxics/electronic...

A nice thing to do, presuming that you want an easy way to care is to support international labor organizations.

http://www.laborrights.org/

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