Known for abusing workers to produce Apple products in China and Taiwan, is looking to open up factories in the United States. At Foxconn factories overseas, workers endure 12-hour shifts in atrocious factory conditions and are forced to live in crowded dorms with fellow co-workers. Workers routinely fall ill from chemicals and 17 workers have killed themselves over the past five years. Nets are installed around the factory to catch people who jump out of the windows.
And now Foxconn may be considering coming to the United States where Americans are desperate for jobs. While we do have better labor standards than developing nations, Republicans are working on scrapping protections for workers and have declared everything from workplace safety laws to minimum wage laws unconstitutional.
If they get their way, then America will be the new home to sweatshop labor.