"You can quickly tarnish that brand," he said. Update at 11:05 a.m. from San Francisco: Across the country representatives from Change.org gathered in front of Apple's flagship store in San Francisco, to deliver the same petition that was presented in New York and a handful of other Apple stores earlier today. Beyond the small group of representatives from Change.org there were no protestors, just a handful of press outlets chronicling the scene. A man who identified himself as the store's general manager took the box of 250,000 printed signatures and said he would deliver them to Apple's corporate arm. He did not, however, provide any statement from the company about what it planned to do with them.
Change.org spokeswoman Charlotte Hill said she was pleased with how the handover went, citing that this particular petition was one of the largest the group has gathered on the site, When asked whether she thought this petition would bring changes to Apple's practices, she pointed out previous successes the group had with user-created petitions, including one for 1-800-Flowers that led to the company offering fair-trade flowers, as well as one against Bank of America's plans to iphone 6 plus/6s plus black wallet folio case add a $5 debit card fee that led to the bank dropping it..
Here's a video of the scene from the San Francisco store. Updated at 10:35 a.m. PT: with Apple's response and additional background, then again at 11:05 a.m. PT to include details from the petition delivery to Apple's San Francisco store. CNET staff writer Josh Lowensohn contributed to this report. Editor's note, March 19, 2012: "This American Life" announced late last week that it's retracting a story it did recently about working conditions at Foxconn that included an interview with Mike Daisey as well as an excerpt from his monologue "The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs." It said it was doing so because of "numerous fabrications" it found. CNET's Josh Lowensohn has the details in this story. Daisey's own statement is on his Web site. A recent investigative report by The New York Times looked at working conditions in Apple's supply chain in China.
Members from Change.org iphone 6 plus/6s plus black wallet folio case deliver a quarter of a million signatures to Apple's Manhattan flagship store in Grand Central Terminal on petitions calling for an ethical iPhone 5, It was part of the delivery of signatures to stores around the world, NEW YORK--Activists hand-delivered petitions with a quarter of a million signatures to Apple's Grand Central Terminal flagship store in Manhattan today, reiterating its plea for the company to adopt more ethical standards for the creation of its popular products..
The activists, organized by watchdog groups SumofUS and Change.org, are calling for Apple to pressure its suppliers--particularly the ones in China--to improve the working conditions and follow the same standards it observes in the U.S. That includes being more transparent about its vendors and allowing third parties to audit the quality of the work environment. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. We delete comments that violate our policy, which we encourage you to read. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion.
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