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Apple squeezes profits from phone companies, competing electronics manufacturers - Washington Post

Apple squeezes profits from phone companies, competing electronics manufacturers - Washington Post | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it

Apple squeezes profits from phone companies, competing electronics manufacturersWashington Post—Best Buy has sold Apple products off and on since the late 1990s, but analysts now see Apple as a major threat to the US's only remaining national...

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iPhone or iExploit? Rampant Labor Violations in Apple's Supply Chain

iPhone or iExploit? Rampant Labor Violations in Apple's Supply Chain | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Are Apple's production quotas and profit margins actively obstructing positive change in its supply chain?
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The words that keep sick Samsung workers from data - Times of India

The words that keep sick Samsung workers from data - Times of India | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
In at least six cases involving 10 workers, the justification for withholding the information was trade secrets.
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Hong Kong’s illegal e-waste dumps ... whose fault? War of words between US watchdog and government

Hong Kong’s illegal e-waste dumps ... whose fault? War of words between US watchdog and government | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Hong Kong’s environmental protection department under fire for failing to prevent the import of electronic waste, with activists claiming they have been providing information on illegal dump sites since 2007.
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SHARPS Keeps Keen Eye on Samsung’s Ombudsman Committee

SHARPS Keeps Keen Eye on Samsung’s Ombudsman Committee | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. June 8 launched an Ombudsman Committee on Leukemia of Samsung, (Ombudsman), an external monitoring structure agreed to by SHARPS in January 2016. Three Years The ombudsman currently seats labor law professor of Seoul National University Lee Cheol-soo, and two medical professors.  Earlier, the nomination of Prof. Lee as chair was approved by…
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FRUSTRATION: Inconclusive pollution study at IBM plant proves vexing

The IBM worker study, as it is informally known, examined records for 35,000 workers employed at the plant from 1969 to 200.
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Where does America's e-waste end up? GPS tracker tells all

Where does America's e-waste end up? GPS tracker tells all | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Despite pledges to responsibly recycle old TVs and other unwanted electronics with toxic materials inside, an investigation tracks e-waste from the U.S. to unregulated scrapyards in Hong Kong.
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High tech toxic waste killing the poor in Ghana

High tech toxic waste killing the poor in Ghana | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Not many years ago, ten 40-footer containers were offloaded from
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Samsung reaches partial agreement with sick workers : News, News - India Today

Samsung reaches partial agreement with sick workers : News, News - India Today | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
It comes nearly a decade after the death of a 22-year-old chip worker from leukemia.
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Samsung aid for sick workers comes with conditions, secrecy - Times of India

Samsung aid for sick workers comes with conditions, secrecy - Times of India | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Samsung's rejection of the mediator's recommendations that an independent organization be established to oversee compensation and monitor safety and preventive measures at its factories.
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SHARPS Steps Up Advocacy Campaign For Samsung Occupational Disease Victims

SHARPS Steps Up Advocacy Campaign For Samsung Occupational Disease Victims | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
SHARPS marked Semiconductor Day, the industry’s anniversary celebrating its first annual exports in 1994 of U$ 10 billion in memory chips, on Oct 29 with protests and a round of petitions for worker compensation for seven workers who contracted occupational diseases while working in semiconductor labs. Widespread Hazards  Among the seven petitioners, four are former…
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SHARPS Begins Sit-in As Samsung Walks Out Of Arbitration Talks

SHARPS Begins Sit-in As Samsung Walks Out Of Arbitration Talks | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
SHARPS and its supporters began a sit-in as Samsung walked out of arbitration talks
SHARPS and its supporters began a sit-in in front of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.’s corporate headquarters in central Seoul on Oct.
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An Open Letter Calling on Samsung to Accept the Recommendations of the Mediation Committee

On July 23, 2015, a formal Mediation Committee established by Samsung and civil society groups issued its ground breaking recommendations to compensate the hundreds of workers who became ill while ...
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An Infamous E-Waste Slum Needed Us. It Got Razed Instead

An Infamous E-Waste Slum Needed Us. It Got Razed Instead | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
We in the Western media inadvertently helped condemn workers and their families to forcible eviction.
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2 words keep sick Samsung workers from data: trade secrets

2 words keep sick Samsung workers from data: trade secrets | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — As a high school senior, Hwang Yu-mi went to work bathing silicon wafers in chemicals at a Samsung factory that makes compute
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Revealed: the toxic trail of e-waste that leads from the US to Hong Kong

Revealed: the toxic trail of e-waste that leads from the US to Hong Kong | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
SCMP study of 10 dumping sites shows how shipments from the world’s biggest producer of electronic garbage are despoiling the New Territories and raising serious health and safety issues
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A Milestone Victory: S. Korean Gov’t Declares Malignant Lymphoma Occupational Disease

A Milestone Victory: S. Korean Gov’t Declares Malignant Lymphoma Occupational Disease | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
In an unprecedented ruling, Korea Workers’ Compensation and Welfare Service (KCOMWEL) on June 1 cited malignant lymphoma as an occupational disease and granted workers compensation to Park Hyo-soon, a former Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. employee who died of the blood disorder four years ago.   Posthumous Grant   KCOMWEL’s posthumous grant broke the old decision-making pattern,…
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Foxconn has replaced 60,000 workers with robots

Foxconn has replaced 60,000 workers with robots | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Foxconn has been designing robotic arms for use in its factory for years, but the precision wasn’t good enough for them to fully replace workers until now. In one of its factories, Foxconn […]
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Foxconn nears deal to build iPhones in India: Report - Times of India

Foxconn nears deal to build iPhones in India: Report - Times of India | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Your next iPhone could be made in India. According to a report in ET Now, the iPhone contract manufacturer Foxconn is in talks with the Indian government to open a facility to make Apple smartphones in the country.
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The true cost of your iPhone is hard to stomach | The Japan Times

The true cost of your iPhone is hard to stomach | The Japan Times | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
'Information should be free" was one of the mantras of the IT revolution, promising a new era of civic openness. But though the economy of "Big Tech" is la
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E-Waste to be properly managed from next year

E-Waste to be properly managed from next year | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
A study found that Bhutan generated between 1,105 – 1,810 metric tonnes of e-waste in 2014

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Green tribunal seeks e-waste info - The Times of India

Green tribunal seeks e-waste info - The Times of India | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Replying to a plea on non-implementation of e-waste rules, the National Green Tribunal has directed state pollution control boards to submit complete information on e-waste generation, recycling and its disposal.
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Apple's Supply-Chain Workers May Be Risking Cancer to Build Your iPhone

Apple's Supply-Chain Workers May Be Risking Cancer to Build Your iPhone | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
A new report details serious labor violations at a major Apple supplier, and evidence of worker exposure to cancer-causing benzene.
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Infirm Former Samsung Workers Seek Reperations | Al Jazeera America

Infirm Former Samsung Workers Seek Reperations | Al Jazeera America | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Victims and activists call for corporate accountability, not just payouts, as talks with Samsung resume
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Samsung refuses arbitration committee for leukemia victims

Samsung refuses arbitration committee for leukemia victims | Electronics - Issues and Problems | Scoop.it
Instead, electronics giant says it will set up its own arbitration committee to mull over issue of compensation
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