Foxconn invests in Wisconsin: Workers ‘should be wary’

Apple supplier Foxconn, which has announced a $10 billion investment in Wisconsin, has been hailed by President Trump as “one of the truly great companies of the world.” Industry observers are more skeptical of the Taiwanese company’s accomplishments, highlighting Foxconn’s poor record on worker rights, its goal of replacing workers with robots, and a history of grand promises that don’t always play out. “American workers should be wary,” said Eli Friedman, associate professor of international and comparative labor at Cornell University, adding that Foxconn had a history of getting “headlines that rarely match the reality.” He pointed to an...

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