Apple’s Reliance on China Grows Perilous With Chaos in iPhone City

Apple’s Reliance on China Grows Perilous With Chaos in iPhone City

The daily Covid testing also proved to be flawed. As many as 20 workers’ throat swabs were put into one tube to speed testing and lower costs. If the results came back positive, all the workers whose samples were in that one tube were put into isolation for further testing. Those who worked on the … Read more

Alphabet Cut Off Workers From Pay Transparency Data, Union Says

Alphabet Cut Off Workers From Pay Transparency Data, Union Says

In a filing Thursday, the Alphabet Workers Union claimed that Alphabet and two of its staffing vendors violated federal labor law, which protects employees’ right to discuss their working conditions and organize. By withdrawing workers’ access to an online spreadsheet comparing pay rates, the companies “interfered with, restrained and coerced” the employees, the complaint claims. … Read more

Ukraine Latest: Lagarde Says Putin ‘Driven By Evil Forces’

Ukraine Latest: Lagarde Says Putin ‘Driven By Evil Forces’

European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde said Russian President Vladimir Putin “must be driven by evil forces”. .

Workers Leave World’s Biggest iPhone Plant to Escape Covid Curbs

Workers Leave World’s Biggest iPhone Plant to Escape Covid Curbs

Over the past few days, photos and video clips flooded social media sites such as Douyin and Weibo, purportedly taken by Foxconn workers dissatisfied with conditions in the plant. One widely shared clip zeroed in on trash piled up outside dorm rooms, while another showed people jostling for food in an apartment complex, where workers … Read more

Russia Signals Rapid Kherson Retreat, UK Says

Russia Signals Rapid Kherson Retreat, UK Says

Ukrainian troops repelled Russian attacks in the Donetsk region around Vodyane, Kamianka and Nevelske over the past day, according to the General Staff of the Armed Forces. Russia also continued to attempt offensive actions in the directions of Bakhmut and Avdiivka. Kremlin forces fired four missiles and carried out more than 70 attacks with multiple-launch … Read more

Musk Gutting Twitter Would Be a Threat to Us All

Musk Gutting Twitter Would Be a Threat to Us All

Musk, who is also the chief executive officer of carmaker Tesla Inc. and space transport company Space Exploration Technologies Corp., plans to whittle Twitter down from 7,500 staff to just over 2,000, The Washington Post reported Thursday, citing documents and people familiar with the plans. While the 51-year-old had tried to back out of the … Read more

TSMC Cuts Capital Spending 10% in a Warning for Tech Sector

TSMC Cuts Capital Spending 10% in a Warning for Tech Sector

TSMC and its peers are grappling with Washington’s sweeping restrictions on doing business with China, which are sending shock waves through the global semiconductor industry. Applied Materials Inc., a leading producer of chip-making equipment, slashed its forecast for the fourth quarter, while Intel Corp. is said to be preparing two four thousand. Shares in European … Read more

Google Contractors Allege They Were Fired for Union Ties

Google Contractors Allege They Were Fired for Union Ties

In July, two other workers at the site, Dustin Sommers-Hehn and Leilani Morton, met in the data center’s common area to discuss working conditions, according to the statement of facts. Later that week, management gave Sommers-Hehn a “final warning” for having a “union meeting” and told Morton that discussing unions was forbidden, the document states. … Read more