Students and Scholars
Against
Corporate Misbehaviour

Year Month

[Open Letter to Apple’s Shareholders] Influence Apple with Your Shares

Hong Kong, 26 February, 2013

Dear Apple’s shareholders,

On the eve of Apple‘s annual shareholders meeting in the U.S., Students & Scholars Against Corporate Misbehaviour (SACOM) and other labour organizations in Hong

[Video] Those Were the Years, When I Was at Foxconn

The Spatial Politics of Labor in China: Life, Labor, and a New Generation of Migrant Workers

By Ngai Pun and Jenny Chan
[Abstract]
China’s capitalist transformation offers us a non-Western perspective to understand the contradictions of transnational capital mobility, the working people’s lives, and the changing role of the state. This economic and social transformation continues to require the acceleration of a specific proletarianization—successive generations of rural migrant workers (nongmingong) have become the mainstay of the country’s export-processing sector, but they cannot become “free” laborers in the market. Within the dormitory labor regime, in which work and residence are tightly interconnected, workers turn the workplace and dormitory spaces into a battlefield to [...]

The Labor Question in China: Apple and Beyond

[Abstract]

This essay, by Ralph Litzinger,  introduces recent efforts by activists, NGOs, and academics to investigate and report on the working conditions for Chinese workers along Apple’s supply chain in China. Tracking the “suicide express” at the Foxconn factory complex in Shenzhen in 2010, the work of the Hong Kong–based activist labor organization Students and Scholars against Corporate Misbehavior, a coalition of environmental organizations headquartered in Beijing, and reporting by journalists, the essay shows how Apple was forced to go public about the myriad environmental, health, and labor problems in its outsourced factories. This essay also [...]

[Statement] Strike erupted over dire working conditions at Foxconn