Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 4th Dec 2012 00:01 UTC
Apple "Apple may be taking some of the burden of assembling the new iMac off Chinese supply partners by performing parts of assembly in the U.S., as a number of newly-purchased standard units are showing an 'Assembled in USA' notation usually reserved for made-to-order machines." Cool. You'd think we'd have more information on this than the article contains, but alas.
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Prison labor
by ozonehole on Tue 4th Dec 2012 23:50 UTC
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2006-01-07

Thom said:

Cool. You'd think we'd have more information on this than the article contains, but alas.

Yeah, Apple doesn't like to talk much about the prison labor used by their contractors in China. They also don't like to talk much about the prison labor they now use in the USA. Not they don't care about their employees - the bars on the windows make the use of "suicide nets" (to deter jumpers) unnecessary.

Privatized prisons: one of America's leading growth industries:

http://www.prisonpolicy.org/prisonindex/prisonlabor.html

http://www.cnbc.com/id/44762286

Edited 2012-12-04 23:55 UTC

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RE: Prison labor
by Johann Chua on Wed 5th Dec 2012 07:19 in reply to "Prison labor"
Johann Chua Member since:
2005-07-22

Do you have anything to support your allegations? Your links don't mention Apple or any specific company at all.

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RE[2]: Prison labor
by ozonehole on Wed 5th Dec 2012 16:08 in reply to "RE: Prison labor"
ozonehole Member since:
2006-01-07

I have no proof that Apple in particular is doing this in the USA, though their recent announcement (with no details) about bringing manufacturing back to America leaves me suspicious. Other tech companies are most definitely doing this. The way for Apple and other well-known brands to keep their image clean is to use subcontractors to do the dirty work. Foxconn in China was a front for Apple for years.

Hi-tech prison labor in America:

http://brokenchains.us/TPLU/commentary/prison-labor.html

http://www.alternet.org/story/151732/21st-century_slaves%3A_how...

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RE[2]: Prison labor
by smashIt on Wed 5th Dec 2012 16:38 in reply to "RE: Prison labor"
smashIt Member since:
2005-07-06

Do you have anything to support your allegations? Your links don't mention Apple or any specific company at all.


with companies like apple it's either free slaves or free taxmoney that brought them back

about a month ago i read that lenovo moved parts of their server-staff back to the us of a
we can be sure that that didn't happen because of the yankees being so nice ;)

Edited 2012-12-05 16:45 UTC

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