[Bloomberg’s picture isn’t pretty][link], but getting better I guess?
>Apple Inc., which relies on Chinese manufacturers for its iPhones and iPod music players, found 45 of the 83 factories it audited last year didn’t pay proper overtime and 23 provided less than minimum wage, according to its 2009 progress report on supplier responsibility. The Cupertino, California-based company required them to adjust practices to ensure correct payments, it said in the report.
“The Cupertino, California-based company required them to adjust practices” sure doesn’t sound like “Apple told them to fix how they treat workers or get the fuck out”, does it?
[link]: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601109&sid=aEoy5uOTmvq8 “China Risks Apple’s Reputation as Factories Flout Law (Update1) – Bloomberg.com”