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Samsung is Being Sued by Brazil for $100 Million Dollars Due to Labor Violations

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    Over the past couple of years, one of the big controversies was that Apple's iPad Foxconn plants in China had deplorable working conditions. This resulted in a small media backlash against the company. Samsung was accused of some of the same things, although not to the degree that Apple was. Well, it now appears Samsung is not above the same stink after-all, but this time it's in Brazil, not China.

    According to a new report, Samsung is being sued by Brazil for $100 Million dollars due to supposedly serious labor violations. Here's a quote with more detail,

    By now we probably shouldn't be surprised about stuff like this, but it's still a good thing to see it coming to light. The only way this can be changed is to bring it out onto the world stage for everyone to view, then maybe all of these companies will start working harder at eliminating this problem.

    Source: BGR
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    I think that these cases have less to do with Apple and Samsung, and more to do with the crappy third world countries that they build plants in...
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    Indeed that is very true. Still, it is also partly the responsibility of the company which hires these cheap plants to make sure they follow humane labor laws.
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    But what are the labor laws in Brazil? Are other, smaller and less popular companies doing the exact same thing but don't have 100mil to toss around to pay these fines? Are the factories building Samsung parts worse off than the rest? I think Samsung's issue, as well as Apple's in China, are the same thing. A grab for money because of how successful they are currently. Still though, as an American with somewhat decent labor laws, I hope something good comes out of it for the workers even if it is a money grab.
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    :biggrin:I'm sorry but I have to laugh at this. Suing Sammy for labor violations? Gee, I wonder what's gonna happen to that $100 million if the Brazilian govt wins? I'm sure it's a safe bet those workers won't see a penny.
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    Lawyers are in every country, 99 mil to the government and 1 mil to the lawyers. Squat to the workers. And next week the conditions will be the same or worse because of a rat.

    If it's not HD it might as well be a newspaper.