After last week’s NY Times expose of working conditions at the Chinese factories where iPhones and iPads are made (along with most other high-tech devices sold around the world), the website SumOfUs.org started an online petition demanding that Apple use its status as high-tech’s 800-pound gorilla to demand that its suppliers change the way they treat their workers. I have to admit that, as an iPhone user and Apple shareholder, these stories bothered me — not to the point where I’m giving up the device or the stock, but certainly hoping that public opinion will drive Apple to take action.
Today on KTRS/St. Louis, I spoke with Taren Stinebrickner-Kauffman, Founder and President of SumOfUs about the overwhelming response she’s had since posting the petition just two days ago. Listen, then click here to subscribe to these podcasts via iTunes!