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From: "David Segal" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Aug 11, 2012 2:29 PM
Subject: re: iPhones
To: "Lee Nelson" <email@example.com>
Please read on: We're partnering with our friends at SumOfUs.org in an effort to hold Apple -- the world's most profitable corporation -- accountable for extraordinary abuses. If you've already signed this petition, please forward this email to your friends or click here to share on Facebook
On the other side of the world, a young girl is also swiping those screens.
Sound like a horror story? According to recent reports, scenarios like this are a waking nightmare for many workers in Apple's Chinese supply chain.
Tell Apple: You're the most profitable company in the world. It's time to treat your workers ethically.
Right now we're partnering with corporate accountability group SumOfUs.org because we have a huge opportunity as citizen-consumers:
That's right, after vowing to fix its problems, Apple is turning a blind eye as many workers now report lower wages and forced overtime, along with continued, humiliating punishments by management.
Tell Apple that it's time to start treating workers like human beings, with safe, legal hours and a living wage.
Can Apple truly reform? Absolutely. Apple is the richest company in the world, posting a record-breaking gross profit margin for the last quarter of 45.7%.
Why are we targeting Apple specifically? This is a bigger problem than Apple, but no company is in a better position to improve things than Apple: Its record profits and eye-popping cash-on-hand have come off the backs of workers pushed to the brink -- and sometimes beyond -- by its tight deadlines and impossible demands.
According to an anonymous Apple executive quoted in a major exposé in the New York Times, all Apple has to do is demand change, and it'll happen:
Tell Apple to improve conditions in the factories that make its products in time for the next iPhone to be made ethically.