Major Violations at Apple Plants

    A handout photo shows Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple Inc., left, visiting the iPhone production line at the Foxconn Technology Group facility in Zhengzhou, Henan Province, China, on Wednesday, March 28, 2012. Cook visited the iPhone production line at the newly built manufacturing facility Foxconn Zhengzhou Technology Park yesterday. Photographer: Bowen Liu/Apple Inc. via Bloomberg via Getty Images  

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    This time the Foxconn fail is for real. A highly anticipated audit of the company that runs the factories that supply Apple shows that more than 60 percent of the workers at three plants say their wages fall short of basic needs. Furthermore, the report found that workers are putting in more than 60 hours per week without overtime pay and that safety conditions are below normal. Factory workers earn $358 a month on average, the Fair Labor Association, an independent group, found. The FLA surveyed more 35,000 employees about working and living conditions in Foxconn facilities.

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