Check this out.
The company in China that produces many of the parts found in today’s Apple iPod and other electronics felt enough pressure from it’s employees that it needs to start paying a decent salary. Recent events at Foxconn’s Shenzhen, China plant have forced some changes. A second pay raise has been given to it’s employees after numerous suicides at the plant.
While this raise amounts to a 70% increase in salary for some, I would be interested to find out whether this really amounts to a hill of beans for the average Foxconn employee.
I can’t help but think that the tide may be turning for China being the obvious choice for cheap labor. Actually, I realize that this is a pipe dream, but for the sake of us, I hope that pendulum is swinging back towards the US. I t will be nice to see more items with the “Made in the USA” tag.
I can dream, can’t I?