According to the Educating for Justice group, between 50 and Nike sweat shops of Nike factories require more working hours than those permitted by the Code of Conduct. Keady publicly refused to support Nike and was forced to resign his position as soccer coach in The Nike Campaign By the s, disturbing stories were coming from many of the Nike factories throughout the world.
Nike sent Peretti an email explaining that his personalization request could not be granted for one of four things: In 25 to 50 percent of factories, workers are required to work 7 days a week, and in the same percentage of factories, workers are still paid less than the local minimum wage.
Inspectors associated with the company have been found to hide errors and those with non-governmental organizations or other interest groups Nike sweat shops exaggerated findings.
It is the biggest sports apparel manufacturer in the world. So our goal is to improve worker conditions and practices.
Several universities, unified by the Worker Rights Consortiumorganized a national hunger strike in protest of their school using Nike products for athletics. People flock to areas where they know a factory is going to be built in order to earn a wage, even if it is small.
He anticipates about 30 others will join him. Over the next two decades, workers in these countries successfully lobbied their governments to win improved wages and the right to form labor unions.
Websites such as Facebook and Twitter have allowed people from distant countries to share their ideas and collaborate with each other.
Nike responded by allowing Peretti to alter his personalization and Peretti chose not to change it and cancelled the order. However, over the years, it has attempted to improve its image by increasing monitoring in factories and working with human rights groups to clean up its supply chain.
Advocacy efforts[ edit ] The goals of transnational advocacy groups working on behalf of Nike factory workers are to allow workers to obtain higher wages, improve the working conditions of the factories, enable them to organization, and gain the respect of their employers.
New Standards InNike issued a company Code of Conduct to all its factories, regulating the conditions and safety requirements that work should be conducted by. Instead, it was kicked out by Gildan Inc.
Student activists, for their part, can apply pressure to university administrators to end contracts with Nike until it can prove it is treating workers properly.
Inspectors must score the factory on factors ranging from employee safety to humane working conditions.
Counter-criticism[ edit ] William Stepp, of the libertarian Mises Instituteargued that minimum wage is arbitrary and causes unemployment. In countries like IndonesiaThailandMexicoand Cambodiawhere factories are common, non-governmental organizations push anti-Nike efforts by informing the public through the media of the work environment within the plants.
They then meet with factory managers to address problems that were found.
Instead, the company contracts with manufacturing facilities located throughout the world. Groups like Global Exchange hope that by pressuring Nike to change, other companies will be motivated to change their own practices. While Keady was conducting his research about Nike at St.
Safety, Health, Attitude, People, and Environment.Nike is one of the largest athletic shoe brands in the world. While the company sells millions of shoes and pieces of clothing each year, Nike does not produce any of these products. Instead, the. Nike worked hard to improve conditions in its factories around the world, but activists say the company has been slipping back into using sweatshops.
The Nike Controversy.
By Matt Wilsey, Scott Lichtig. For Nike to have its image associated with sweatshops in Asia was more than an embarrassment; the revelations threatened sales" (Sweatshop Agreement, Part 1). The shoe and apparel producer could not afford to continue to see its name dragged through the mud. Sales were dropping and Nike.
Between its Nike and Jordan lines, the company controls a shocking 62% of athletic footwear brand share in the US, more than four times the combined value of competitors Adidas, Skechers, and. The recent factory collapse in Bangladesh was a reminder that even though Nike managed to turn around its image, large parts of the industry still haven't changed much at all.
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