Technology giant Apple has been under fire in recent years for its labor practices in facilities around the world. In early 2012, The New York Times published a Pulitzer Prize winning series of reports that exposed poor working conditions in factories that made Apple products.
The reports focused on iPad manufacturing in China, describing harsh labor conditions, safety concerns and difficult work environments. Living conditions, overtime demands and other egregious workplace red flags, like underage workers and falsified records, were documented as well. The report did a lot to bruise the reputation of Apple. The tech giant is now taking steps to improve its track record.