• Nike Case Study Working Conditions
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    "Nike is criticized for using sweatshops in countries like Indonesia and Mexico. The company has been subject to much critical coverage of the often poor working conditions and the exploitative ness of the cheap overseas labor." - answers. com 1. Should Nike be held responsible for working conditions in foreign factories that it does not own, but where sub-contractors make product for Nike? Yes, but I do not believe that the firm is 100% responsible since it is the sub-contractors who operate an...
  • Triangle Fire Investigating Commission
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    Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, NY, NY-1911 Near closing time on Saturday afternoon, March 25, 1911, a fire broke out on the top floors of the Asch Building in the Triangle Shirtwaist Company. Within minutes, the quiet spring afternoon erupted into madness, a terrifying moment in time, disrupting forever the lives of young workers. By the time the fire was over, 146 of the 500 employees had died. The survivors were left to live and relive those agonizing moments. The victims and their families...
  • Water Pollution Aquatic Life
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    Christine How is water polluted Water is polluted when any harmful substance is released into the water thus contaminating or making it unsuitable for marine life to survive. The main water pollutants are: 1) Factory Waste 5) Farm Waste 2) Fertilisers 6) Oil 3) Pesticides 7) Litter 4) Untreated Sewage Take a look at a picture of a polluted river in Sao Caetano do Sul in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Dilip Factory Waste Factory waste is made out of a wide range of of impurities including posoinous substance...
  • Child Labour Children Began Factory
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    Child labour The industrial revolution began in Great Britain during the 1700's. Industry grew rapidly with the development of power-driven machinery and new methods of production. By the mid-1800's, the Industrial Revolution had become widespread in Western Europe. From this child labour began. Child labour is the employment of children as wage earners. It became a serious social problem during the Industrial Revolution in Britain during the 1700's, and the problem spread to other countries as ...
  • Gap Exploitation Shin Won
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    Gap Inc. was founded in 1969 by Donald and Doris Fisher in San Francisco, California, with a single store and a handful of employees. Today, they " re one of the world's largest specialty retailers with three of the most recognized and respected brands in the apparel industry - Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy. Gap Inc. has more than 153, 000 employees supporting over 4, 200 stores in more than 3, 100 locations in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, France, Japan and Germany. Their 2004 ...
  • Nike Inc Working Conditions
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    ... m wealthy, Bowerman gave as much or more back to the community. His matching-grant programs have contributed to Oregon's education, arts, medical research and the environment. He's given money to Gilchrist, Mapleton and Medford to pay for all-weather tracks and, when budget cuts threatened the Oregon baseball program, Bowerman dug into his own wallet to support the formation of a club baseball program. In 1990, he agreed to donate 2. 1 million dollars for the construction of a two-story buil...
  • Times The Graphics Game Gaming Console
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    Now is the time to buy! ! ! ! ! ! ! In another week prices will start raising for the holidays Four game controller ports that allow easy multiplayer gaming and enable other peripherals, ranging from game pads to voice-activated headsets A front-loading DVD tray A multi signal audio-video connector that allows for easy hookup to televisions and home theater systems An Ethernet port for rich, fast-action online gaming via a broadband connection An NVIDIA graphics processing unit (GPU), delivering...
  • Steam Engines Engine Water Industrial
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    The steam engine was arguably the most important machine technology in the Industrial Revolution. The steam engine is a mechanical device that was used to transfer the energy of steam into mechanical energy. This was used for a wide variety of applications, including propulsion and generating electricity. The basic principle of a steam engine involves transforming the heat energy of steam into mechanical energy. This is done by permitting the steam to expand and cool inside a cylinder with a mov...
  • An Argument Against Factory Farming
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    The world becomes a sad place when we allow animals to be factory-farmed, treating them inhumanely to be used for our pleasure. Yes, hogs are mentally inferior to humans but that gives us no right to force these horrible conditions on them. God made humans to have dominion over animals, with the proof in Genesis 1: 26. Therefore, it is my opinion that we are supposed to protect animals in the same manner as we would protect a small child. Rush Limbaugh makes the argument that factory farming is ...
  • Hawthorne Effects On Factory W
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    Hawthorne experiments were conducted at the Hawthorne (Illinois) plant of the Western Electric Company to determined the psychological factors, components of the job and work satisfaction on the employees. The experiments identified the factors that will help me to manage the operating employee of the factory. The Hawthorne experiments were divided into three phrases and there were 4 experiments conducted within this purpose. The first phrase was the test room studies where there were two experi...
  • Hours A Week Cost Lower Wage
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    The article I found is called GM, Ford Step Up Efforts to Reduce Costs in Europe. GM's Opel subsidiary in Germany has become the largest European employer and wants employees to work longer without a raise. The Jaguar unit in the United Kingdom is planning to cut productions by 15, 000 cars. Jaguar is being effected by the US dollars weakness against the British pound and the euro, which undercuts the profits for European companies that export mist of there products to the US. Opel wants to move...
  • Womens Suffrage Women Workers Factory
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    When the Womens Suffrage Movement was deemed a success in the early 1920 s, women lowered their voices, apparently satisfied with their accomplishment. They did not dare to acknowledge the remaining gender-related inequalities, much less vie for their decline. For over a century, women had fought for the most basic of rights. Mary Wollstonecraft laid the path for future women to follow, but women did not follow this path until they started to become used to the minuscule amount of attention that...
  • The Impact Of The Industrial R
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    The Impact of the Industrial Revolution on Women Women have always worked, constantly, continuously, always and everywhere, in every type of society in every part of the world since the beginning of human time. (H. G. Cremonesi) Traditionally a women s place was in the home - the private sphere, while the man occupied the public sphere (office or factory). When the Industrial Revolution transformed the workplace in the 18 th century, it also transformed the life of women as well. This paper will...
  • American Dream 2 Seneca Falls
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    The American Dream is the idea that all people in this country have a chance to achieve success and create a better life for their children but there are variations on this basic idea. For many people, the American dream means simply financial success, for others it is obtaining positions of power, and for still others it is freedom. Freedom can be viewed and obtained in many different ways. As seen in the following documents, Fredrick Douglass, the women behind The Seneca Falls Declaration of S...
  • Ethical Dilemma Talk Wouldn Situation
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    1. Bribery In this situation, I wouldn't give any money to officials in order to get the correct permits. I think I would use the media to denounce the bribe and probably in order to avoid major scandal I would get the permits. 2. Discrimination I would talk to Carolyn about the situation and I would tell her that she is going to the make the deal but that I would also send a man with her so there wouldn't be any discrimination toward Carolyn. 3. Labor Markets I would talk to whoever is in char...
  • Schindler's List Jewish People
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    Stern was the key for Schindler. Without Stern, Schindler would have not succeeded they way he did. Stern acted as mediator between Schilder and the Jewish people. As relationships between the Germans and the Jews were a sour one at the time, it was lucky that Schindler found a man such as Stern who he could trust. Stern was a bit reluctant wether he would trust Schilder at first as he was part of the Nazi party. It wasn't till Schilder proposed his idea to Stern that he decided to trust him, a...
  • Industrial Revolution Children Worked Factories
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    Before the Industrial Revolution began, many people worked on farms and could live with what they did for a living. When the Industrial Revolution began, many people were forced to go into the big cities to get jobs in the Industrial field. To many, this was a harsh punishment. They worked long hours with little or no pay at all. Working conditions varied by country, but almost all factories were the same inside. There were many rules pertaining to jobs in factories. These rules applied to wome...
  • Schindler's List Concentration Camp
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    In the autumn of 1943 Oskar Schindler lives in Krakow. His wife, Emilie, lives in his home tows of Zwittau in Moravia. He's on his way to a party with commandant Amon Goeth who is in charge of the forced labour camp at Plaszow. In this camp there are 20. 000 Jews, Poles and Gypsies. For some Germans at the party Schindler has brought gifts because he may need their support later on. On his way out he talks to the Jewish kitchen maid. She's treated badly and gives him money so that he can do som...
  • The Darker Side Of The Industrial Revolution In Europe
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    The Industrial Revolution was a time of drastic change and transformations from hand made items to machine manufactured goods. These changes generally helped make life easier, but it also hindered it as well. During the Industrial Revolution, working conditions in factories declined and the number of women and children working increased. Women and children were used as a cheap source of labor ("The Industrial Revolution" web). The Industrial Revolution was a terrible experience for women and chi...
  • Andrew Carnegie Family Steel Left
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    Andrew Carnegie: A Great Imigrant Essay, Research Andrew Carnegie: A Great Imigrant Andrew Carnegie and His Voyage to an American Tycoon It all started on Nov. 25, 1835 in a little town in Scotland. This was the setting for an american legend to be born. His name was Andrew Carnegie, he was from Scotland and he moved to the United States when he was just 13 years old, this was 1848. His family left for the same reasons most other Scottish families left their homelands at this time, lack of jobs....