An even dozen suicides - American jobs in China

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    iPhone-maker Foxconn holds rallies after suicides - BostonHerald.com

    The latest suicide — the 12th this year — occurred August 4 when a 22-year-old woman jumped from her factory dormitory in eastern Jiangsu province.

    The rally Wednesday was taking place at Foxconn’s mammoth industrial park in Shenzhen, which employs 300,000 and where most of the suicides took place.

    Foxconn, part of Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., has built itself into the world’s largest contract maker of electronics, by delivering quality products on thin profit margins for its customers which include Apple Inc., Sony Corp., Dell Inc., Nokia Corp. and Hewlett-Packard Co.

    Labor activists, however, say that success has come in part from driving workers hard by enforcing a rigid management style, operating a too-fast assembly line and requiring excessive overtime.

    Chinese workers growing dissatisfaction with the low wages and pressure cooker working conditions that helped turn the country into an international manufacturing powerhouse.

    Foxconn also announced two raises, more than doubling the basic worker pay to 2,000 yuan ($293) a month at the Shenzhen compound. But workers have to pass a three-month review period before they qualify for the second raise.

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    Right wingers made a mistake when they told me I made this up.

    It's possible that Americans can compete with this, but how many would want to? That girl lived in a fucking "dormitory". Someone asked, "Do they even see the outside world"?

    Corporations sure love that "communist/socialist" workforce. At $293 A MONTH, are the Chinese getting too "greedy"?
     
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    they obviously need unions
     
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    When the jobs move to China, they are no longer American jobs, they're Chinese. I though you knew this?

    Also, we are not responsible for Chinese suicides any more than the Chinese would be for American suicides. Whatever the reason.

    While certain Asian cultures are very good at inflicting guilt trips, you rdean, fail miserably.
     
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    Are you saying you're "fond"of "socialist/communist" workers? That sweatshops paid for with money from this country is a "good" thing?
     
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    From your own link:
    I'm willing to bet China had suicides even before this current version of Capitalism was used to support Chinese Communism. Probably for thousands of years before the evil White man stole the Americas from the Indians and Mexicans and forced them to open casinos, mow lawns and wash cars.

    Mr Woo and myself seem understand human nature far better than you do rdean.
     
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    You do know that Apple is a hero corporation of the left, don't you? Just take a look at all your lefty friends and see how many of them have Macs, ipods, ipads, and iphones. Maybe if your buddies weren't so hung up on the imeme there would be a lot less people killing themselves at Foxconn.

    That said, did you know that the suicide rate at Foxconn is about average? In other words, it is about the same suicide rate as any other major factory, even the ones here in the US. It is just making the news because people like you ignore facts and hype fear.
     
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    The corporate drivers in China will likely trigger another uprising.
    How big will it be? I dunno.
    The generation of workers entering the workforce now are much more spoiled and self centered than the previous generation.
     
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    Maybe they'll form Labor Unions and go on strike for higher wages which they'll get thus forcing the companies to ship the jobs overseas (That means to America).

    Win!

    U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!
     
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    If I lived in China, I'd probably kill myself as well...
     
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    Its the policy of Obama and the fully Democratic controlled Congress to allow goods from "sweatshop" countries to be imported into our country with no penalty.

    What are you bitching to us for about it? YOUR PARTY IS IN CHARGE. What happened to "changing" the things you didn't like?
     

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