12:00am

Tue February 14, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

On Today's Your Call: Can Apple make an ethical iPhone?

On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about a nationwide campaign calling on Apple to improve working conditions in its manufacturing plants in China, where workers say they make less than $1 an hour and work up to 16 hour days. Holiday sales boosted Apple profits to $1 billion a week. How can citizens push companies like Apple to make products without exploiting workers?  Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. What do you expect from companies whose products you buy? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Mike Daisey, an author and monologist. His monologue, "The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs,” describes the working conditions in the massive factories that make gadgets for Apple, Hewlett-Packard, and others

Taren Stinebrickner-Kauffman, founder and president of SumOfUs

Sarah Ryan, human rights organizer at Change.org, one of the two groups that led last week’s protests at Apple stores

Fan Yuan, program assistance director at China Labor Watch

Web Resources:

Mike Daisey

SumOfUs

China Labor Watch

Lois Beckett, ProPublica: By the Numbers: Life and Death at Foxconn

Change.org: Apple: Protect Workers Making iPhones in Chinese Factories

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