Preparing over the Rot

Press/Media

Description

2021. Featured by Chris Hedges for ScheerPost, in “Preparing over the Rot,” 1 February.

Chris Hedges is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist. 

Subject

Jenny Chan, Mark Selden and Pun Ngai in Dying for an iPhone, chronicle the endemic labor abuses, including substandard wages and wage theft, long hours, union busting, a refusal to pay sick leave, unsafe labor conditions, a harsh work environment and pressure to meet quotas, that contribute to a high rate of worker suicides in factories that make Apple products. Workers are crammed into overcrowded dormitories next to factories “to facilitate high-speed, round-the-clock production” and are forced to put in as much as 130 overtime hours a month.

Period1 Feb 2021

Media coverage

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Media coverage

  • TitlePreparing over the Rot
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletScheerPost
    Media typeOther
    Duration/Length/Sizeweb text
    CountryUnited States
    Date1/02/21
    Description2021. Featured by Chris Hedges for ScreenPost, in “Preparing over the Rot,” 1 February.

    Jenny Chan, Mark Selden and Pun Ngai in Dying for an iPhone, chronicle the endemic labor abuses, including substandard wages and wage theft, long hours, union busting, a refusal to pay sick leave, unsafe labor conditions, a harsh work environment and pressure to meet quotas, that contribute to a high rate of worker suicides in factories that make Apple products. Workers are crammed into overcrowded dormitories next to factories “to facilitate high-speed, round-the-clock production” and are forced to put in as much as 130 overtime hours a month.
    Producer/AuthorChris Hedges
    URLhttps://scheerpost.com/2021/02/01/hedges-papering-over-the-rot/
    PersonsWai Ling Chan

Keywords

  • Dying for an iPhone
  • global capitalism