Target: Apple CEO Tim Cook
Goal: Stop the use of child labor in overseas factories
Recent reports have surfaced exposing Apple’s morally reprehensible practice of having children working in their factories in Asia. In one factory alone it was found that as many as 50 children were utilized as child laborers. Apple must halt this inhumane practice and keep children out of its factories once and for all.
As one of the most successful and profitable companies on Earth, it seems like Apple would be committed to working with manufacturing companies that treated workers fairly and did not use child labor. However, this is obviously not the case. Last year, 106 cases of child labor were found in Apple’s supply chain. Some children laborers in Apple’s factories were found to be working seven days a week without rest in between. Many of these child laborers were found to have been recruited with forged identity papers. These reports followed a series of worker suicides at Foxconn, another of Apple’s manufacturing companies in China.
Please urge Apple to commit to fair and just working conditions and to keep children out of its factories.
Dear CEO Tim Cook,
Apple’s factories in Asia have repeatedly made the international news for the deplorable working conditions utilized by the manufacturers. There have been so many worker suicides that suicide nets needed to be installed at certain factories. Apple has a moral obligation to all its workers to make sure they are treated fairly and work in a safe environment.
Reports of child labor in Apple factories overseas are unacceptable. Children should not be working in factories where their natural child curiosity and playfulness is crushed by the monotony of a conveyor belt. Please stop the use of child labor in your factories once and for all.
[Your Name Here]
Photo Credit: CFP via Yahoo CC