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Description:  Manufacturers grappling with rising labor costs and worker demands in China could face further pressure if a critical probe of a major Apple supplier sets a new standard for China’s factory workers, Andrew Dowell reports on digits. Photo: Getty Images.

Source: Marketwatch.com – video report

Date: 03/30/2012

Link:  http://www.marketwatch.com/video/asset/apple-labor-pact-could-ripple-across-china/ED326ADD-8C33-4B32-B463-A4BD5BA1D89C

Questions for discussion:

  • Summarize the main points presented in this report.
  • Do you think the criticism of Apple’s role is warranted?
  • Do you think working 60 hours a week is unfair?
  • How do you think this decision will influence other companies in China?
  • How would you deal with this problem if you were part of management at Apple?

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