This year, technology giant Apple Inc. may have finally met its David. By some estimates, it is now the most valuable company in the world. Yet it recently capitulated to public pressure when it tasked an independent investigation into one of Apple’s major subcontractors, Foxconn Technology Group, where popular electronic devices like iPads and iPhones are manufactured. For several years now, human rights groups and mainstream news organizations have have focused on the China-based Foxconn for its poor working conditions, highlighted by the recent plant explosion in Shenzhen that left dozens injured and a spate of employee suicides.
And these questionable working conditions are now getting the spotlight treatment in New York City.
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