foxconn http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/21033/all en Foxconn resolves pay dispute with Chinese workers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/china/120112/foxconn-resolves-pay-dispute-chinese-workers <p> Foxconn Technology, the world&#39;s largest contract electronics manufacturer, said it has resolved a pay dispute with Chinese workers at one of its factories in central China</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/china/120112/foxconn-resolves-pay-dispute-chinese-workers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> China China economy foxconn Suicide China Technology Thu, 12 Jan 2012 18:55:00 +0000 Jennifer Mattson 5687146 at http://www.globalpost.com Business Insider: Foxconn CEO: 'Managing one million animals gives me a headache' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/china/120119/business-insider-china-foxconn-ceo-managing-animals <p>Foxconn CEO turns to zookeeper for advice on managing employees based on their &quot;individual tempersments.&quot;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/china/120119/business-insider-china-foxconn-ceo-managing-animals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Apple China foxconn China Technology United States Thu, 19 Jan 2012 19:38:00 +0000 Henry Blodget 5688120 at http://www.globalpost.com iPhone Foxconn factory workers demand change http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/the-grid/iphone-factory-workers-demand-change <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Two workers at a Foxconn factory, the makers of the iPhone, are demanding reforms and pleading for help. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jeb Boone </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> The makers of the iPhone, the actual workers who assemble the phones for sometimes 18 hours a day, have released an open letter to the American public demanding better working conditions.</p> <p> In the letter, released to the SumOfUs organization, the workers said that a mass poisoning took place at the factory when laborers used the n-hexane chemical to clean iPhone screens. They claim that n-hexane has caused some workers to suffer neurological damage.</p> <p> <strong>More from GlobalPost: <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/the-rice-bowl/foxconn-protests">Foxconn protests: workers reportedly threatened suicide</a></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/the-grid/iphone-factory-workers-demand-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> China foxconn human rights iPhone China The Grid Thu, 23 Feb 2012 16:10:00 +0000 Jeb Boone 5693125 at http://www.globalpost.com Wage hikes are good news for Foxconn workers, right? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/120403/foxconn-workers-apple-robots-china-economy TAIPEI, Taiwan — Guilt-ridden iPad users were ready to rejoice last weekend, after Foxconn announced that it would bump up pay, reduce overtime and improve living conditions and safety protocols for its legions of Chinese workers producing Apple products in the coastal boomtown of Shenzhen. But electronics industry insiders caution against celebrating a labor victory too soon. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/120403/foxconn-workers-apple-robots-china-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> foxconn Asia-Pacific Technology Wed, 04 Apr 2012 10:14:00 +0000 Cain Nunns 5699058 at http://www.globalpost.com Foxconn, Apple-linked manufacturer reports another worker suicide http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/120614/foxconn-apple-linked-manufacturer-reports-another-worker-suicide A Foxconn employee commited suicide Wednesday - the first since the company said it was improving work conditions after a spate of similar incidents two years ago.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/120614/foxconn-apple-linked-manufacturer-reports-another-worker-suicide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business China Companies foxconn Business Thu, 14 Jun 2012 16:46:00 +0000 Alexander Besant 5707938 at http://www.globalpost.com Foxconn Electronics to open factories in US? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/companies/121108/made-usa-foxconn-electronics-open-american-factories Market watchers say Taiwan's Foxconn Electronics is planning to open factories in the US to cope with growing demand for Apple products.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/companies/121108/made-usa-foxconn-electronics-open-american-factories" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Apple Companies foxconn China Global Economy United States Thu, 08 Nov 2012 16:53:00 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5725342 at http://www.globalpost.com iPhone maker Foxconn is looking to set up factories in the US http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/121108/foxconn-looking-into-US-production <p>Foxconn has sparked controversy for the working conditions of its employees, but the manufacterer&#39;s interest in a US branch could shift some production to areas with higher standards for workers&#39; rights.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/121108/foxconn-looking-into-US-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Apple Companies foxconn China Indonesia Thu, 08 Nov 2012 19:14:21 +0000 Jay Yarow, Business Insider 5725383 at http://www.globalpost.com