SumOfUs.org plans to hold a protest at Apple’s annual shareholder meeting today in Cupertino, California.
Outside the event, protestors will rally for “ethical labor practices in Apple’s Asian factories” following previous reports of abysmal work place conditions. Inside, consumers and advocates will deliver petitions signed by more than 300,000 uninformed morons whose most demanding daily task is drooling in front of Entertainment Tonight demanding an “ethical iPhone.” During the question and answer period, they will directly ask CEO Tim Cook to commit to ending labor abuses in Apple’s supply chain.
MacDailyNews Take: Apple has no factories in Asia, so this ought to be some rally. While we can hardly wait for Tim Cook’s reply, we’re having even more fun imagining what Steve Jobs’ response would be.
Said SumOfUs.org Executive Director Taren Stinebrickner-Kauffman in a press release. “Ethical consumers won’t be fooled by whitewashing by organizations like the Fair Labor Association. We insist that Apple grant truly independent NGOs full access to its factories to truly independent NGOs, not groups funded and controlled by the corporations they’re supposed to monitor.”
MacDailyNews Take: If they don’t already, these idiots ought to go work at Greenpeace and/or Consumer Reports.
Find out more about Apple Supplier Responsibility here.
ABC News ‘Nightline’ airs report on Foxconn factories (with video) – February 22, 2012
Apple supplier Foxconn again lifts pay for China workers; 16-25 percent increase – February 17, 2012
FLA President: Foxconn factories ‘first-class; way, way above average’ – February 15, 2012
Apple CEO Tim Cook calls New York Times supplier report ‘patently false and offensive’ – January 27, 2012