The closing case describes the deplorable working conditions at the Metai factory in China that supplies computer parts directly to U.S. computer maker Dell, and indirectly to Hewlett Packard and Microsoft. Workers at the factory work long hours doing monotonous tasks and have just two days per month off. Wages are very low, and employees are forbidden to converse, listen to music, or even take bathroom breaks while on the job. When alerted to the conditions at the factory in early 2009, all three companies expressed dismay and promised prompt investigations and appropriate action, however, by 2011, no efforts to improve the situation for workers at the factory had been made.
Please answer the 4 questions at the end of the case by Wednesday and respond to 2 classmates by Sunday.