Will Apple, Foxconn, & Sweeteners Satisfy Labor Activists?

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FLYINGSCOT
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Does it add up
FLYINGSCOT   2/19/2012 7:07:34 AM
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I wonder how wages can rise so much and the cost does not flow through to the end user. Maybe companies are taking lower margins.

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Under Pressure
Nemos   2/18/2012 7:18:08 PM
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"go up 16-25 percent starting in February" At least, something "good" earned from this bad story, and it is also an excellent example to follow: you can do(achieve) almost everything until you want it.

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Re: Foxconn wages
Clairvoyant   2/18/2012 5:46:42 PM
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Good to hear that changes are to be taking place! Hopefully improvements continue to happen for the workers.

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Foxconn wages
Barbara Jorgensen   2/17/2012 2:34:38 PM
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Foxconn should be able to spread the impact of the wage increase across its customer base, which means Apple won't be the only company effected. We may see increased prices across the board for all the brands Foxconn serves. More likely, though, Foxconn will squeeze its suppliers for better discounts or cut corners elsewhere.

I am happy for the workers--if they benefit. If more productivity is attached to the wage hike, workers are in the same place they started.

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