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Apple Opens Up Plant to Outside Monitors

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Apple Opens Up Plant to Outside Monitors

Employees work at Foxconn.

After a threat of mass suicides and 15 actual tragedies, Apple has agreed to open up its Chinese plant to outside monitors.

Apple will join the likes of Nestle, Nike and other corporations to allowing the Fair Labor Association to monitor its work conditions at overseas plants.

The Cupertino-based computer-maker becomes the first technology company to allow the monitoring group, backed by former U.S. President Bill Clinton, onto its sites.

Apple has come under fire over the past several years for a rash of suicides allegedly caused by poor and stressful working conditions at Foxconn, which is one of its major supplier of parts.

The company releases an annual report on its working conditions and last year's release revealed that current Apple CEO Tim Cook traveled to Foxconn under Steve Jobs' leadership to try and address the problem.

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