Working Conditions at Apple Suppliers

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Apple is working to head off criticism over how workers are treated in their supplier factories. For the first time, they've made public their major suppliers and also say that they've increased factory inspections. But last week, some workers at a major supplier in China threatened to kill themselves for better work conditions.

Guests:

Katie Quan, associate chair at UC Berkeley’s Labor Center

Kellie McElhaney, faculty director and adjunct assistant professor at UC Berkeley's Center for Responsible Business

Pauline Overeem, network coordinator with the GoodElectronics Network, an international network on human rights and sustainability in electronics

Tim Bajarin, president of Creative Strategies, a high-tech research and consulting firm

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