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NY Governor Launches Emergency Task Force for Nail Salon Industry

The measures are a reaction to a NY Times series exposing the grueling working conditions in nail salons.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced plans to launch a multi-agency emergency task force today that will immediately implement regulations in the nail salon industry to help ensure the health and safety of nail salon laborers. The new measures come after the publication of NY Time’s exposé on the horrific working conditions of nail salon laborers. The two-part series, investigated by writer Sarah Maslin Nir, details a slew of labor violations, including wage theft and exposure to harmful materials.

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Why Does Apple Want You to Know How Many Employees It Has?

Apple hopes counting employees will help solve its public relations problems.

Apple, which offers customers a free moral quandary along with each groundbreaking new gadget, hired an economic analysis firm to study its impact on the labor market, then released the results to the public last week.

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Will Apple's New Factory Inspections Help Chinese Workers?

We talk to a labor rights expert about what's going on in Apple's troubled Chinese factories.

Abuses at Chinese electronics factories that manufacture Apple products—including underage labor and unsafe working conditions—have distressed the company’s fans in the United States. Apple announced that a group called the Fair Labor Association would undertake inspections of those factories, and that the results would be released publicly. What does that mean?

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