Change.org is asking consumers to show up at Apple stores in Washington, DC, New York City, and San Francisco to demand that Apple produces a “new product release plan that stops worker abuse”, according to Change.org’s press release. ” Demonstrators will demand Apple create a worker protection strategy to prevent workplace abuse, injury, and death, including how to keep workers safe during labor-intensive releases of new products like the iPad 3″, the release adds. Note that iPad 3 refers to the “new iPad”.
The protests are scheduled to start at 8am in the different cities, so if you plan on queuing to get an iPad (fortunately, the queues were not that long in countries like Australia), you may want to take this into consideration. Hopefully, things will remain orderly. (more…)