16
June
2010
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06:33 PM
America/Los_Angeles

The Wrong Kind Of Killer Marketing: SF Vigil For Dead iPad Workers Thursday Eve At Apple Store

Thursday June 17, at 5.45pm to 7.00 pm there will be a vigil at Apple's very first Apple Store, 1 Stockton Street (@ Market Street) to remember the dead workers at Foxconn, Apple's supplier of iPads and iPhones.

There will be a photo opportunity: "Protestors will have candles and have life size "Deathpads" with workers profile and campaign information."

It's interesting to note that the Apple Store is just a few blocks from San Francisco's Chinatown.

San Francisco Community Vigil in Solidarity with Foxconn Workers

Apple Computer's "DeathPad" Targeted for Inhumane Production Demands

San Francisco, CA - Chinese Progressive Association (CPA) is organizing a San Francisco vigil for Chinese workers at Foxconn, the Apple manufacturer where there has been a surge of worker deaths. In the last few months, 13 young migrant workers have attempted suicide, 10 workers have died while 3 remain in critical condition. A worker also died of extreme exhaustion after working a 34 hour shift. Apple computer's "Deathpad" has brought huge profits to Apple at the expense of workers lives.

Chinese Progressive Association calls on Apple and Foxconn to take responsibility for the workers and to find real solutions to the extreme pressure and deplorable working conditions in the factory. We urge Apple to work with Foxconn and ensure that workers are being treated fairly.

Chinese Progressive Association

OUR MISSION

The Chinese Progressive Association educates and organizes the low income and working class immigrant Chinese community in San Francisco to build collective power with other oppressed communities to demand better living and working conditions and justice for all people.

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