Posts Tagged ‘deathpads’

Apple’s First Ever Store Overwhelmed with DeathPad Protesters in San Francisco

Friday, June 18th, 2010

More than 100 souls showed up for yesterday’s remembrance of dead workers at FoxConn factories in China.

It went a little something like this.

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In memory of Ning Ling, a teenager who fell to her death on April 7th, 2010: 

S. I.S. – Security Industry Specialists, Inc.:

Steve Jobs Pwned: June 17th Vigil at Apple Store in Remembrance of Dead Workers

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

I’ll tell you, I don’t what the deal is with the recent suicides at the factories of  Foxconn it’s not a sweatshopTechnology Group down China Way. But maybe I’ll find out more from the Chinese Progressive Association at the San Francisco Union Square Apple Store Vigil on June 17, 2010 at 5:45 PM 

Don’t expect Apple workers in San Francisco to applaud the arrival of “life-sized Deathpads” come Thursday:

All the deets:

“San Francisco Community Vigil in Solidarity with Foxconn Workers. Apple Computer’s “DeathPad” Targeted for Inhumane Production Demands

San Francisco, CA – Chinese Progressive Association (CPA) is organizing a San Francisco vigil for Chinese workers at Foxconn, the Apple manufacturer where there has been a surge of worker deaths. In the last few months, 13 young migrant workers have attempted suicide, 10 workers have died while 3 remain in critical condition. A worker also died of extreme exhaustion after working a 34 hour shift.  Apple computer’s “Deathpad” has brought huge profits to Apple at the expense of workers lives.

Chinese Progressive Association calls on Apple and Foxconn to take responsibility for the workers and to find real solutions to the extreme pressure and deplorable working conditions in the factory. We urge Apple to work with Foxconn and ensure that workers are being treated fairly.

What: SF Vigil in Remembrance of Worker Deaths at Foxconn

When: Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Time: 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm

Where: Apple Store in Union Square, 1 Stockton Street, San Francisco CA”