Watchdog groups deliver petitions to a number of Apple's retail stores around the world, including one in downtown San Francisco.
In a move to push Apple to improve poor labor and safety issues in its supplier facilities, watchdog groups SumOfUs and Change.org delivered petitions today with more than 250,000 signatures to a number of Apples stores around the world. In the petitions, people are asking Apple to "overhaul the way its suppliers treat their workers," ahead of the release of its next iPhone, which is expected to come out later this year.
Here, outside an Apple store in San Francisco, representatives from Change.org wear signs decrying Apple for what they say are human rights abuses in overseas manufacturing facilities.
Change.org founder Ben Rattray says that because of the iconic nature of the Apple brand, if Apple changes its policies, it will force other brands to follow and amend their manufacturing practices to be more fair and just.