Foxconn

On the next Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the effects of the global economic slowdown on China’s growth. Chinese workers are protesting and demanding better working conditions and compensation. Are they pushing back in ways that could fundamentally change their situation? Join us at 10am PST or leave a comment here. What implications will the slowing Chinese economy have for its people and the global economy? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

A sweatshop in Bangladesh / Photograph: Panos

On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about labor organizations, which audit companies accused of poor labor practices. The recent audit of Foxconn factories in China has revealed wage and overtime violations. How do these monitoring groups work? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallraido.org. What kind of leverage do auditors have on multinationals? And what effect have they had over the past few decades? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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Today on Your Call: Friday Media Roundtable

Mar 23, 2012

On today's Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll have a conversation about media coverage of 'This American Life' retracting Mike Daisey's  monologue about Apple-Foxconn. We’ll also mark the 9th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. We’ll be joined by Mother Jones’ Andy Kroll, Atlantic’s Rebecca Greenfield, and Aljazeera’s Jane Arraf joins us from Baghdad. Join us live at 10 or send and email to feedback@yourcallradio.org. Where did you see the best reporting this week? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you

This American Life is retracting its episode “Mister Daisey and the Apple Factory,” based on Mike Daisey’s monologue about Foxconn factories that manufacture iPhones and iPads, which contains what TAL acknowledges were numerous fabrications.  These fabrications were uncovered by Marketplace’s China Correspondent.

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.

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