Reality Check: Foxconn workers upset about new labor standards, want to work crazy overtime

Foxconn announced major reforms yesterday after an investigation by the Fair Labor Association found conditions that violated both the FLA’s standards and Chinese legal regulations. But while American’s may be comforting themselves that their shiny new iPhones and iPads are going to be made in more humane factories, the Chinese workers are upset that they will be missing out on the chance to maximize their income.

Worth a listen: This American Life’s emotional showdown with Mike Daisey over iPad factory conditions

The radio show This American Life aired its hour-long retraction show today that admitted there were “numerous fabrications” in a story it aired in January by Mike Daisey, a theatrical performer who said he had documented the harsh working conditions of Foxconn employees working in Chinese factories that make Apple’s iPad and other products.