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Technology Industry Flourishes at Expense of Abusive Working Conditions Overseas

" In the last decade, Apple has become one of the mightiest, richest and most successful companies in the world, in part by mastering global [...]

In the last decade, Apple has become one of the mightiest, richest and most successful companies in the world, in part by mastering global manufacturing. Apple and its high-technology peers – as well as dozens of other American industries – have achieved a pace of innovation nearly unmatched in modern history.

However, the workers assembling iPhones, iPads and other devices often labor in harsh conditions, according to employees inside those plants, worker advocates and documents published by companies themselves. Problems are as varied as onerous work environments and serious – sometimes deadly – safety problems.

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