News Summary: Foxconn factory restarts production

AP News
Posted: Sep 25, 2012 12:29 PM

BACK IN BUSINESS: A factory in China owned by the manufacturer of Apple's iPhones, Foxconn Technology Group, resumed production Tuesday.

WORKER UNREST: Production in the Taiyuan factory shut down after a brawl by as many as 2,000 workers, the cause of which was still under investigation. Labor activists said the rollout of the iPhone 5 has led to longer working hours and more pressure on workers.

CONTEXT: Labor tensions in China have been aggravated by a slowing economy that is squeezing employers and a communist system that prohibits independent labor unions.