Employees are subject to harassment and violent punishments if work is not being completed as thoroughly and efficiently as the contractors would like. Workers slave under unfavourable conditions for up to 14-hour days often with no breaks. These employees are paid less than $100 US and work on average over 250 hours per month. "Substandard wages keep factory workers in poverty and force them to work excessi... ... middle of paper ... ... strongly suggest that awareness of sweatshop abuses is turning consumers away from Nike.” (International Nike Mobilization - www.haleokala.com). Nike has been under a great deal of pressure to correct the misdoings that have been done regarding production facilities in the East.
Third World Sweatshops Large corporations such as Nike, Gap, and Reebok and many others from the United States have moved their factories to undeveloped nations; barely pay their employees enough to live on. Countries such as China, Indonesia, and Haiti have readily abundant cheap labor. There should be labor laws or an obligation of respecting workers to provide decent working conditions, fair wages, and safety standards. To begin with, improve their working conditions. Promulgated mental and physical abuses sweatshops don’t delivered alleviate poverty.
In our world some of the largest companies and businesses are producing their products in sweatshops. Wal-Mart, JC Penney, Sears, and Nike are just a few of the big name companies that use sweatshops. Sweatshops are work establishments where employees are forced to work extremely hard in poor conditions for low wages. These companies and businesses that have sweatshops are taking advantage of their workers from overseas countries and it is unfair for them (Background). Therefore, something certainly has to be done and they need to be put to a stop.
Part One Across the globe, an estimated 168 million children from developing countries employed in sweatshops. (Rogue) Sweatshops have become an integral part of U.S business corporations in the modern age. These corporations use the cheap labor of overseas factories to generate massive profit margins in the states, while taking advantage of those in poverty elsewhere. Many large athletic clothing corporations, namely Nike, Adidas, and the Jordan brand, have come under fire for outsourcing a majority of their work overseas. The most common criticism has come from the horrendous conditions and barely any pay.
To begin with, there are many causes that lead to human trafficking. “Demand for cheap labor is one of the biggest causes behind human trafficking” (Edwards). Many businesses and corporations are always looking for ways to cut costs. One of the easiest ways to do this is by finding victims who are willing to work for little or no pay. The conditions in these work environments are terrible, employees are treated unfairly, and they normally work for extensive hours.
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