Apple Stores Worlwide To Be Sites Of Protest Over Working Conditions

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – If you want to cozy up to the Genius Bar today, you might have some competition getting to the door.

WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond On The Story

iPhone users will show up at Apple Stores here in the New York City area and around the globe to demand better protections for workers.

The Apple customers delivering the petitions to Grand Central and elsewhere around he world say they want the company to use it’s motto of “Think Different” when it comes to protecting its workers.

“I’m calling you right now from an iPhone. People love Apple. They’ve got great products, really durable, really ahead of the market. What they want is for Apple to be better,” Sarah Ryan of

Apple users began the petition drive following reports of worker deaths, child labor, and exposure to neurotoxins at Apple supplier factories in China.

“We really want Apple to keep creating these awesome products, but create them at the price of workers’ lives in China,” Ryan told WCBS 880 reporter Marla Diamond.

A quarter million users have signed on.

Apple has not commented on the petition drive or its labor practices.

  • lieutenantdan

    Put our people to work!
    Let our government create laws that companies start manufacturing in America.
    Employ our people with fair benefits and vacation at good wages so that our country will be strong once again.

  • Ph.D

    10 to one Samsung/LG is behind this,a jealous bunch of companies..
    Everything made in China including your Rx medicine is made
    in horrible conditions just,like those 3 dollar umbrellas but no, the
    idiots have to picket a successful USA owned company. I wonder
    why as that stock is going way up? Blame America and not China
    what BS!!

  • jerseyjoey

    Why should i care what happens to chinas work force, LOL my god. How about you traitor liberals worry about the American workers. You see only whats in the distant view of your blinders but nothing close around you, if you have not noticed we have no jobs and a growing unemployed workforce sitting idle, its china that ruined the American way of life brought on by greedy government and investment bankers. With all the misery in America going on right now all you can do is care about a obscure worker in some fictisious factory in china, you are the worst kind of liberal.

  • Firm Soil

    Apple Inc, Jan 25, 2012 10-Q Quarterly Report, U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission

    “As of December 31, 2011 and September 24, 2011, $64.0 billion and $54.3 billion, respectively, of the Company’s cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities were held by foreign subsidiaries and are generally based in U.S. dollar-denominated holdings. Amounts held by foreign subsidiaries are generally subject to U.S. income taxation on repatriation to the U.S.”

    This mega-corporation keeps two thirds of its (unpaid tax) profit money outside the US.

  • Firm Soil

    “They work women like men and men like animals” – A cry from a modern day “Cosette” (Chen) from inside an Apple-FoxConn-Military-Industrial-Prison.

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