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Apple Requires Comp at New Plant after Pressure from Labor Group

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 | 0

By John P. Kamin, ReporterApple Inc. agreed to require builders of its new $300 million facility to obtain workers' compensation coverage after a workers' rights group encouraged protestors to attend an Austin City Council meeting, which led to several weeks of negotiations.The Workers Defense Project said that it lobbied Apple to require its contractors to buy workers' compensation coverage because construction workers fare better under Texas' voluntary workers' compensation system than under the plans often used by nonsubscribers to the state's system.Emily Timm, poli...

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