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Amazon's Mechanical Turk service is all about using humans to perform computer-like tasks, such as identifying objects and transcribing videos. However, those workers are tired of being treated like automatons -- they've launched an email campaign urging Amazon chief Jeff Bezos to market Mechanic...

December 3rd 2014 at 1:39pm 0 Comments
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Like virtually every other hardware manufacturer on the planet, Apple uses factories and workers in China to manufacture its hardware products. However given that China's worker rights and safety requirements are often less than they are in other developed nations, the public eye has turned tow...

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Foxconn has been under the microscope due to excessive overtime and poor working conditions at its Chinese production facilities. A report in the New York Times suggests the company is making changes that'll improve the workplace for its 1.4 million employees in China. These improvements includ...

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Today, we received an email from an organization calling itself the Apple Retail Workers Union. The organization is trying to garner enough support among Apple retail employees to unionize. From the email: On May 19, 2001, Apple opened the doors to its first retail stores. It encouraged peop...

May 19th 2011 at 4:00pm 0 Comments