Originally Posted by schmrtzzz
Well, actually, I think they will. I signed the petition for 'green apple' a few years ago, and wow, did they listen. I like my Apple products but I'll like them even better if the company takes the lead in fair laborconditions. Question: what does it harm you to sign it?
Wow, it's a good thing you signed that petition then. You and the others who signed it are definitely the reason Apple's products are 'green' (whatever that even means'
God you're naive.
And I'd sign a 'make Apple products even more green' petition anyday-cause why not? What I won't sign is a petition that contains language that I don't agree with, that promotes ignorance more than facts, and that doesn't have a stated goalpost. The wording contains so much misinformation, hyperbole, and falsities which should be obvious to anyone that has a clue about Apple and China. That single sentence from shields contains like 5 pieces of disingenuous information:
"At Foxconn, one of Apple’s biggest manufacturers, there is a history of suicides, abusive working conditions, and almost no pay. These working conditions are appalling, especially for Apple."
- history of suicides? Like everywhere else on earth? As in lower than the China average? There is nothing notable about the suicide rate at Foxconn. Its not higher than anywhere else, and LOWER than comparable places, and even the US as a whole. Strawman.
- Abusive working conditions? What does that mean exactly? Less hours than similar manufacturing plants, and higher wages? Cause those are facts.
-Almost no pay: Just bullshit, as Foxconn has higher pay than almost anyone in that industry in China.
So yes, it would harm me to sign it, as I'd be signing and agreeing with what amounts to a big lie in my eyes, which to me looks like nothing except self promotion by jumping on a bandwagon. You know what I would sign? A petition urging more companies to meet Apple's standards.