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  • Nike's Asian Factories
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    Ali L alani 25 Boulder Cr Guelph, Ontario 1 G 5 A 2 Ministry Of Labor 3860 Sussex Dr Ottawa, Ontario 2 R 6 B 8 Nike Sweat Shops I am writing this letter to express my concerns over Nike's labor practices in Asia. There has been much debate and controversy recently concerning Nike's Asian labor practices. It is very difficult to determine which side of the argument to defend, as both acknowledge the problems yet put a completely different spin on the facts. I will try to show that Nike has create...
  • Case Study Nike Factory 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...
  • Nike Contract Factory Worker Wages
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    There has been much debate and controversy recently concerning Nike's Asian labour practices. This is a very complex issue and one that is a long way from being solved. It is very difficult to determine which side of this argument to defend, as both sides acknowledge the facts, yet put a completely different spin on them. Do you believe Nike's critics who say they " re exploiting workers Or, do you believe Nike when they say that they are giving workers in these countries wonderful opportunities...
  • 11 Nike Footwear Factories In Indonesia
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    Nike Shoe Factory Controversy There has been a lot of controversy lately about the working conditions and low wages in overseas Nike shoe factories. This controversy has affected thousands of overseas workers, hurt the economy of Indonesia, decreased the gross revenue generated by the Nike Corporation, and lowered the overall opinion of the corporation. Nike has worked diligently to combat this controversy and help find a solution to end this controversy and help everyone involved. The purpose o...
  • Least Unethical Nike's Decision
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    After Nike's success in the US is inarguable, its intent to focus on the international markets. The company wants to generate more than half of its revenue from overseas. In my opinion, Nike's strategies and tactics are to seek on the opportunity to do the marketing on its radical, rebellious and anti-establishment images to the international markets and to benefit from its use of overseas factories to outsource manufacturing processes. For example, o A Nike ad in Soccer America magazine that de...
  • Wages Of Nike Factory Workers
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    NIKE's labour troubles Nike publicizes itself as one of the leading industries in corporate responsibility. However, they do not comply with several human rights obligations overseas in countries like Thailand, Pakistan, China, Vietnam and Indonesia. In these countries, production facilities called sweatshops have been running for almost 35 years employing workers as young as 13 years of age. The conditions of these factories are adverse to say the least and deprive workers of the moral human ri...
  • Quota Of 1000 Pieces Per Day
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    Many of us thought slavery was a thing of the past. But from the way I see it, sweat shops aren't that much different. ' I spend all day on my feet, working with hot vapor that usually burns my skin, and by the end of the day, my arms and shoulders are in pain,' Alvaro Saavedra Azures, a Mexican worker, said to the Global Exchange. 'We have to meet the quota of 1,000 pieces per day. That translates to more than a piece every minute. The quota is so high that we cannot even go to the bathroom or ...
  • Exploitation In A Third World Countries
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    Corporate obligations when operating in Third World countries Moral challenges for business in the United States are difficult enough when you consider the balancing profit interests against the needs of consumers, employees, governments and special interest groups. Multinational corporations mainly refer to large corporations based in Western Europe, North America, and Japan who operate manufacturing and other business facilities in underdeveloped countries. These large global companies exert e...
  • Just Do It Boycott Nike Web
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    "The moral economy is convoked to exist as a resistance of the free market economy: the rise in the price of bread can equilibrate the supply and the demand of bread, but wont resolve the hunger of a nation". Julio Boltvinik Nike is one of the most successfully companies in the world, and it has the best market share of all the sports clothes and equipment (tennis shoes, t-shirts, jerseys, pants, backpacks, balls, etc) near 40% of the global market. Their income is much greater than many gross n...
  • Vast Majority Of Nike Shoe Workers
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    Nike Inc., Research Paper Basketball players "wanna be like Mike", but shoe companies "wanna be like NIKE". NIKE is the worlds #1 company and controls more than 40% of the US athletic shoe market. The company designs and sells shoes for just about every sport, including baseball, volleyball, cheerleading, and wrestling. NIKE also sells Cole Haan dress and casual shoes and a line of athletic wear and equipment, such as hockey sticks, skates, and timepieces. In addition, it operates NIKE TOWN shoe...
  • Nike Workers
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    John Howard The Swoosh - Just Do It! Most people are familiar with the Nike logo. Most people also know that Nike is a multi-million dollar company that sells name brand shoes worldwide. Millions of pairs of Nike shoes are sold daily, but what people don't know about Nike shoes is how and where they are made, who makes them, and how Nike spends its money in this process. According to the "Sweatshop Fact Sheet", Tiger Woods is paid over fifty five thousand dollars a day to be their spokesman. Ano...
  • Labour Activists Like Global Exchange
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    "Using the case of the anti-Nike sweatshop labour campaign, discuss the basis, the process and the problems faced by new transnational social movement coalitions". In an increasingly globalized world Transnational Corporations (TNCs) have acquired unprecedented levels of power and auto nym. Spurred on by neo-liberal economic ideology, deregulation of markets and increasing international flows of capital, TNCs are relocating manufacturing to countries where labour costs are cheapest as a means of...
  • Workers In Nike Contract Factories
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    The Nike sporting goods company has been accused of exploiting its workers in Asia. Over time critics have claimed Nike has used unfair and abusive labour practices in order to produce their product at a cheaper cost. While human rights organizations have stepped in to bring the world to the attention of these practices, Nike has continued to remain the number one seller of athletic shoes on the globe. This essay will discuss these claims and how Nike has responded and acted in order to keep the...

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