Foxconn http://www.kunc.org en 'Amazing Scene' As Riot Shuts Foxconn Plant In China http://www.kunc.org/post/amazing-scene-riot-shuts-foxconn-plant-china At one point overnight as many as 2,000 workers at a Foxconn plant in Taiyuan, China, <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=161665518" target="_blank">were involved in a riot</a> that drew 5,000 police officers to the site and has closed the facility that makes parts for Apple's iPhones and hardware for other companies including Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard.<p>It was, NPR's Frank Langfitt <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/09/24/161670004/foxconn-closes-plant-for-1-day-after-employees-rioted" target="_blank">said on <em>Morning Edition</em></a>, an "amazing scene." He's Mon, 24 Sep 2012 11:39:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 34093 at http://www.kunc.org 'Amazing Scene' As Riot Shuts Foxconn Plant In China Apple, Foxconn To Improve Factory Conditions http://www.kunc.org/post/apple-foxconn-improve-factory-conditions Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Apple has been under scrutiny for working conditions in factories in China, factories that make its iPhones and iPads. And it responded by enlisting a workers' rights group. Now, the Fair Labor Association has released its audit of Apple's largest supplier, Foxconn. It found more than 50 violations of both its code of conduct and Chinese labor laws, at three Foxconn factories. NPR's Steve Henn reports.<p>STEVE HENN, BYLINE: Workers at Foxconn plants making Apple products are routinely asked to work more than 60 hours a week. Fri, 30 Mar 2012 08:00:00 +0000 24870 at http://www.kunc.org Group Finds 'Significant Issues' At Foxconn Factories http://www.kunc.org/post/group-finds-significant-issues-foxconn-factories Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is All Things Considered. I'm Robert Siegel.<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>And I'm Melissa Block.<p>The Fair Labor Association, a labor rights group, has released its audit of Apple's largest supplier in China, Foxconn. The group found what it calls significant issues with working conditions at three factories there, including more than 50 violations of the FLA's code of conduct and Chinese labor law.<p>NPR's Steve Henn joins me now to talk about that and the company's response. Thu, 29 Mar 2012 22:39:00 +0000 24857 at http://www.kunc.org Auditor Finds 'Serious Issues' At Apple Supplier Foxconn http://www.kunc.org/post/auditor-finds-serious-issues-apple-supplier-foxconn A review completed by the Fair Labor Association found "significant issues with working conditions at three factories in China operated by Apple's major supplier Foxconn."<p>Apple joined the Fair Labor Association after various reports detailed poor working conditions at the supplier factories. Those reports spawned protests against Apple and Apple responded by saying the FLA would audit the Chinese factories.<p>In its press release the FLA said the big issues revolved around overtime. Thu, 29 Mar 2012 20:37:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 24841 at http://www.kunc.org Auditor Finds 'Serious Issues' At Apple Supplier Foxconn Audits Are Under Way At Apple Supplier Foxconn's Plants http://www.kunc.org/post/audits-are-under-way-apple-supplier-foxconns-plants Audits of working conditions are under way at Foxconn's manufacturing plants in China, a key link in Apple's supply chain of iPhones, iPads and other devices. Wed, 15 Feb 2012 23:03:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 22473 at http://www.kunc.org Audits Are Under Way At Apple Supplier Foxconn's Plants