Inside Apple's Foxconn Factories

By Tom Randall - 2012-03-30T19:36:57Z

Photograph by Imaginechina/Zuma Press

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Relatives Mourn Suicides

At least 10 employees killed themselves at Foxconn in 2010, more than during any other year. A father mourns his son outside a factory in May 2010.

Responding to criticism, Apple in January became the first technology company to join the Washington-based Fair Labor Association. Inspectors found at least 50 breaches of Chinese labor laws as well as the code of conduct Apple signed with the FLA.

The agency surveyed more than 35,000 workers and logged over 3,000 hours on-site. They found employees working longer hours and more days in a row than Chinese law allows, and uncovered unfair pay for overtime work.

When asked if they want to change working hours and overtime policies, 72 percent of Foxconn employees said no.

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