If you buy Apple products, you may want to see this undercover video exposing inhumane slave labor in China: $1.85 per hour with 72-hour work weeks

Tuesday, April 5, 2016
By Paul Martin

by: Isabelle Z.
Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Have you ever stopped to think about how that shiny new iPhone made its way into your hands? Many people imagine an immaculate and modern factory where high-tech robots put together these sleek devices, but an undercover video shows just how far from reality this image actually is.

The truth is that the conditions in the factories where Apple’s products are built are quite inhumane and have been for some time. These workers are subjected to very demanding schedules that consist of illegal amounts of overtime. In China, any work performed beyond 40 hours a week is considered overtime, and it is against the law for laborers to work beyond 36 hours of overtime per month, according to nonprofit labor rights advocate China Labor Watch. Furthermore, as many as 12 of these workers are housed in a single cramped dormitory room – and they endure all of this physical and mental hardship to take home a whopping $1.85 per hour.

While these factory workers earn wages that amount to around $1.85 per hour, Apple earns more than $18 billion a year on their work. In fact, China Labor Watch estimated that the wages for these 1.6 million workers in the supply chain amount to $3.4 billion, which is just 2.6 percent of Apple’s total revenue in 2015. According to their calculations, it would only cost the firm $1.9 billion per quarter to boost the working conditions for these people dramatically, which is just a small fraction of profits.

Video shows conditions that Apple claims don’t exist

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