Monday, February 06, 2012

Bad Apple: Could the Era of Exploitation Outsourcing Be Near Its End? - Work In Progress Blog - Workforce:

“We care about every worker in our worldwide supply chain,” Apple CEO Tim Cook reportedly wrote in a memo to employees in the wake of the stories. But the public isn’t buying it. It sees some rotten labor practices at the core of Apple. And, increasingly, people, including Apple’s own employees, will demand better of the company.

The bottom line for Apple and other companies is that a shameful supply chain is less and less viable. Happily, the age of farming out worker exploitation is coming to a close.