Career Calling

February 15, 2012

Calling out Apple

Filed under: Commentary — claycerny @ 4:23 am
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On his TV show, Ed Schultz interviewed Mike Daisey who traveled to investigate conditions at Apple’s manufacturing plant in 2010.  He found workers as young as 12-14 years old.  Daisey returned to America, wrote, and performed a monologue entitled The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs,”  which is he is now releasing with a common use license (the opposite of copyright), allowing anyone to perform his work.

Apple has decided to let investigators audit their plant because of consumer complaints.  Daisey was a big force in their decision.  His action is proof that people of conscience – including consumers – can change the lives of working people.  Somewhere, Harriet Beecher Stowe is smiling.

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