But after seeing clips from a June 1, 2010 CNN report, in which the harsh realities of life at Foxconn are revealed, Stewart quickly changes his tune. According to the segment, Foxconn employees work up to 35 hours at a stretch for $.31 an hour. If they try to form a union they could get 12 years in prison, which Stewart points out wouldn't be much of a difference from life at the factory where workers live in 8-person dormitories.
"This is an abomination and yet I am complicit," admitted Stewart, who goes on to say he must abandon his gadgets
.. Siri informs Stewart that were Foxconn to implement humane conditions, his iPod would cost 23 percent more.
Stewart is aghast: "Wow! I would expect if we were working people to death, we'd be getting like 30 to 35 percent savings," he joked.