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Feb
2012
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You did it, Internet: Apple Manufacturer Foxconn Will Raise Some Salaries by 25%



The New York Times reports that Foxconn has heard the global outcry and will improve pay conditions for its workers:

Foxconn said that salaries for many workers would immediately jump by 16 to 25 percent, to about $400 a month, before overtime.

The company also said it would reduce overtime hours at its factories.

Labor rights groups say that over the years, many Foxconn plants have violated Chinese labor laws by pushing workers to endure excessive amounts of overtime.

Criticism has grown over working conditions at several Apple suppliers in China, including Foxconn, which employs more than one million workers to assemble some of the world’s most popular devices.

The change comes after Apple brought in a non-profit to assess the situation at its plants.

This We Party post featuring the Daily Show’s take on Foxconn was one of our most read stories in January.

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