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A Foxconn factory in China, which assembles Apple's iPhones, has shut down for an indeterminate period after about 2,000 workers were involved in a brawl at a dormitory.
The plant was closed Monday and it is not clear how long the shutdown will last.
Foxconn said the trouble started with a personal fight that blew up into a brawl.
But some people said they had heard factory guards had beaten workers, sparking the uproar. These accounts could not be independently verified.
The unrest is the latest in a string of incidents at plants run by Foxconn. The company has faced accusations of poor
FOXCONN manufactures products for companies including:
(country of headquarters in parentheses)
Acer Inc. (Taiwan)
Amazon.com (United States)
In 2011, Amazon and Foxconn formed a joint-design manufacturing company. The move was meant to produce an Amazon branded smartphone sometime in 2012.
Apple Inc. (United States)
Barnes & Noble (United States)
Cisco (United States)
Dell (United States)
EVGA Corporation (United States)
Hewlett-Packard (United States)
Intel (United States)
IBM (United States)
Microsoft (United States)
Motorola (United States)
Netgear (United States)
Samsung (South Korea)
Sony Ericsson (Japan/Sweden)
Vizio (United States)
Foxconn workers at one plant start at about $285 a month, and average wages are about $426 to $455 per month, according to the group’s report.
Last month, according to that tracking, the average employee worked 48 hours