Tag Archive: Association

Fair Labor Association President Says Foxconn Factory Worker Conditions Are Much Better Than Actual Sweatshops

As most recently referenced in Tim Cook’s comments on worker safety at Goldman Sachs yesterday, Apple is spending a lot of effort in 2012 trying to solve allegations of abuse in their supply chain. This initiative has most recently culminated in Apple going to the unprecedented step of asking the Fair Labor Association to audit their factories. The FLA’s report isn’t due until March, but already, the Fair Labor Association’s  [Read More…]

Apple Joins The Fair Labor Association To Help Improve Factory Working Conditions Overseas

The Fair Labor Association (FLA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the civil rights and living conditions of factory workers around the world. Following the string of scandals and suicides throughout Apple’s supply chain, the Cupertino company has joined the FLA as a Participating Company. Apple is the first technology company to join the FLA, and this will hopefully prompt many other industry leaders to do the same. The FLA will  [Read More…]

iOS, Android Devs at The Heart of New Industry Association

Next week, a longstanding hope of many mobile app developers will finally materialize. At the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, the Application Developers Alliance will officially launch as the first professional industry association for mobile application developers. Led by former Digital Media Association executive director Jon Potter, the new organization exists chiefly to promote “the best interests” of mobile APP developers. That means everything from facilitating education opportunities to spearheading government lobbying  [Read More…]