SumOfUs to protest at Apple shareholder meeting today

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.

Related articles:
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

37 Comments

    1. Yes, China is in Asia. But the point is that Apple OWNS no factory in China. A company from China called Foxconn won the bid to manufacture Apple products. It’s not Apple’s company.

      1. And to clarify further, Foxconn assembles products for many different companies, from the U.S., Asia, and other places around the world.

        If these nut jobs are soooo committed, why don’t they go to China and protest outside of Foxconn? Oh, yeah, they’re unemployed and have no money, but expect to get free stuff.

        1. more like they would disappear (euphemism for involuntary organ donor) if they decide to protest just right outside of one of many money maker working for Chinese government interest.

  1. WHOEVER holds the richest is hated most… never changes.
    AMERICA always loves the underdog – so SOON they love Microsoft again…

    i invite you to look hard at the documentary INSIDE JOB… and see the current administration being run by men who have ripped off US citizens never paying for the crime they have done and continue to do so… a wall street government is a corrupt government – LEAVE APPLE alone and get those who have SCREWED up far bigger on the home land – they do not care about the people.

    1. It didn’t used to be that way. People used to look up to and strive to be like those who had money. Usually it was because (in the case of Apple) that rich person or company had started from nothing like them but had gone on to become successful.

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