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The Average Sweatshop Employee Is Paid As Little As $ 1.12 An Hour

- The average sweatshop employee is paid as little as $1.12 an hour. (Cooper, Rob. "Inside Apple 's Chinese 'sweatshop ' Factory Where Workers Are Paid Just £1.12 per Hour to Produce IPhones and IPads for the West." N.p., n.d. Web) This amount of money is not adequate enough to match today’s standards. Retail organizations today make more than enough to supply employees for their necessities. The top retail organizations in the nation should not use third world countries to manufacture their products because economically, the companies are able to create more jobs in the U.S, also the safety hazards and abusive management are unacceptable to our standards of humanity....   [tags: Employment, Minimum wage, IPhone, Sweatshop]

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Nike: From Sweatshop to Leadership

- This essay analytically evaluates Nike and the company’s recovery from its ethical and strategic missteps to its progressive practices in becoming a socially responsible leader in its industry. In spite of Nike’s efforts in striving to develop a better reputation, the company has room for improvement in achieving higher ethical standards. The first section of this paper supplies a brief company background of Nike and the accusations against the company, establishing the context for its ethical and strategic errors....   [tags: missteps, social responsability]

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Sweatshop Effect on Nike

- This paper will follow up on the guiding question asking why does Nike set up sweatshops in developing countries. The major focus of this section will focus on the working conditions in Nike subcontracted sweatshops. Many of the sweatshops in developing countries function with the overexploitation of human capital at low wages. The wages are considered even lower in U.S. dollars because the purchasing power of the home country is often lower than that of the United States. Regardless of the already inflated profit margins coming from sweatshop conditions, the Nike Company does little to create harmonious conditions, free of the painstaking pressures placed on the sweatshop workers....   [tags: Human Overexploitation, Developing Countries]

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Sweatshops Pros And Cons Essay

- Sweatshops; The Good and the Bad Jamelia Davis Central Texas College Author Note Research paper written for ECON 2302, Central Texas College, Professor Donald McGuire. Abstract Sweatshops generally have a negative view amongst businesses and citizens in Western society. A sweatshop is a business establishment that forces its employees to work under harsh and often unsafe conditions and pays only minimal wages. This paper discusses the advantages and disadvantages of companies using sweatshops to produce clothing....   [tags: Sweatshop, Economic development]

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The Fashion Industry Of Sweatshops

- In the Nineteenth Century, the fashion industry began when the designer, Charles Frederick Worth, was first to place his personal label on his garments. Soon after this occurred, many other designers began to follow his lead by sewing their own personal brand on their apparel as well. Years later, the fashion industry boomed and designers could no longer sew labels on all garments alone. So, designers began to hire groups of individuals to do the jobs for them in small buildings called sweatshops....   [tags: Sweatshop, Child labour, Clothing]

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Sweatshops And Its Effects On Society

- Secondly, these sweatshops should be put to a halt since they are unfair towards their workers and violate their rights. One of many abusive things these sweatshops do to their workers is pay them a very low wage. For instance a Chinese sweatshops owned by the Apple Company pays their workers $1.28 per hour of labor and if lucky, they are forced to work only about 10 hours per day (Cooper). This is a ridiculous amount of pay for these workers considering that they are making device that will go and sell above four hundred dollars....   [tags: Human rights, Slavery, Labor, Sweatshop]

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Nike: The Sweatshop Debate

- This paper describes the legal, cultural, and ethical challenges that confronted the global business presented in the Nike sweatshop debate case study. The paper determines the various roles that the Vietnamese government played in this global business operation. This paper summarizes the strategic and operational challenges facing global managers illustrated in the Nike sweatshop case. "Nike: The Sweatshop Debate" Case Study This paper describes the legal, cultural, and ethical challenges that confronted the global business presented in the Nike sweatshop debate case study....   [tags: Human Rights Case Study]

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Plight of Sweatshop Workers

- Plight of Sweatshop Workers "Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favourable conditions of work. . .Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social service." These are excerpts from the Declaration of Human Rights. Written over 50 years ago, the Declaration was created to give, "inherent dignity and. . .equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family." The Declaration gave hope to many people across the globe who were living in tyranny and oppression, hoping for equality and fair treatmen...   [tags: Papers]

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Sweatshop Labor: Wearing Thin

- For most people in the United States, the term “slave to fashion” relates to an individual’s desire always to be wearing the latest fashions from trendy clothing lines. In a twist of supreme irony, the designation applies much more literally to the legions of poverty-stricken sweatshop laborers worldwide who toil away under miserable conditions to produce the snappy apparel that Americans purchase in droves on a daily basis. Conditioned by a media that places considerable emphasis on possessing a stylish wardrobe, the majority of U.S....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Nike: The Sweatshop Debate

- Nike: The Sweatshop Debate SYNOPSIS Nike is a worldwide global corporation that has its shoes manufactured on a contract basis in places like Asia, China, and Vietnam. Although it does not actually own any of the manufacturing locations, it has long been accused of having its products manufactured in facilities that exploit workers. Although Nike admits some wrongdoing in the manufacturing facilities of its contractors, it claims to have started a commitment to improve working conditions in those facilities....   [tags: Low Cost Labor Outsourcing Nike]

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The Sweatshop Industry and Child Labour in NIC's

- The Sweatshop Industry and Child Labour in NIC's This report is aimed at investigating if the two major TNC's Nike and Gap manufacture their products according to their code of vendor conduct. Both companies code of vendor conduct clearly states that no workers are employed under the legal minimum age and sweatshops don't exist in their factories. A sweatshop is a factory where employees are subject to extreme exploitation; they work in dreadful conditions with health and safety hazards, for little pay and long hours....   [tags: Papers]

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The World’s Sweatshop

- Printed on clothing tags or the back of most packaging are the commonly found words: “Made in China”. Large corporations such as Apple or Microsoft continue to outsource more of their production overseas to subcontractors in China. There have been various stories and rumors of Chinese workers being exploited by their wealthy factory owners and supervisors. Working conditions may appear to be improving in China, but most people are not able to view what is happening overseas. There are hazardous conditions as well as death and suicide in sweatshops that produce goods for these large corporations, particularly Apple, Microsoft, Dell, and Nike....   [tags: Labor Issues]

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Critical Analysis of The Electronic Sweatshop by Barbara Garson

- Critical Analysis of The Electronic Sweatshop by Barbara Garson *No Works Cited Summary In her introduction, Barbara Garson gives the reader an idea of her personal work experience as a clerk with automation. One can see that Garson is a strong critique of automation. In order to convey how automation is affecting our society the author begins by analyzing and studying various jobs from the bottom on up (i.e. starting with the most unskilled labor). Chapter one examines the various occupations at McDonalds's....   [tags: Papers]

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Tragic Fire in New York City at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company

- Triangle Shirtwaist Company Fire On March 25, 1911, a devastating fire broke out in New York City. Specifically it started in the eighth floor of the ten story Asch building, the first of three floors that belonged to the Triangle Shirtwaist Company. The fire spread to the floors above claiming the lives of 146 workers. Nearly all of these workers were young women, mainly recent immigrants that were Jewish, or Italian. This case is not an arson case as some may think with the amount of lives lost, rather the fire was, as far as anybody knows, an accident....   [tags: sweatshop, firefighters, deaths]

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Sweatshop Abuse and MIT’s Prospective Actions in Pursuit of International Labor Justice

- Sweatshop Abuse and MIT’s Prospective Actions in Pursuit of International Labor Justice The term “sweatshop” refers to those factories relying on the exploitation and abuse of workers. Often (although not always) located in developing countries, these factories have been frequented by independent university researchers, who have published numerous accounts of worker imprisonment and physical abuse, as well as economic evidence revealing that many of these factories pay wages so small that their workers cannot live outside poverty....   [tags: Workforce Work Job Labor Essays]

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The General Accountability Office : A Labor Law Violator

- The General Accountability Office defines a sweatshop as a “multiple labor law violator.” A sweatshop violates laws pertaining to benefits, working hours, and wages (“Toxic Uniforms”). To make more money, companies move their sweatshop factories to different locations and try to find the cheapest locations with the least regulations (“Sweatshops”). There are not as many sweatshop factories in the United States because the industries have been transferred overseas where the labor is cheaper and there are weaker regulations....   [tags: Minimum wage, Wage, Employment, Sweatshop]

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Labor And Human Rights Violations

- Today’s world is currently full of certain issues that are simply out of man’s control. Neither the government nor the people can do anything to stop them. These issues primarily involve things, such as, natural disasters and epidemics. The people of the United States have heavy hearts whenever one of these disasters occurs. They feel sorry for the victims and wish there was another way. They claim that their hearts go out to the families who have lost loved ones. Yet, when an issue, such as sweatshops comes up, people do not seem to give it a second thought because they know that they have the power to make an actual difference....   [tags: Slavery, Human rights, Law, Sweatshop]

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Hard Labor in Bangladesh

- Most people believe hard labor is bad in third world countries, and they are right. The conditions in a sweatshop are not acceptable; the laws do not do anything for the workers, and the workers work long hours for little pay. Many people do not think of where their clothes are made, or who made them. In the book “Where Am I Wearing?” the author Kelsey Timmerman takes the readers on a journey to where his clothes were made. In the book he describes to readers the sweatshops conditions, he mentions a few laws and he talks about a worker named Afria and her lifestyle as a garment worker....   [tags: sweatshop, Kelsey Timmerman, rights, law]

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American Apparel

- Introduction American Apparel is a well-known clothing brand and company across the world. Basically AA is a manufacturer, distributor, and retailer of clothes with its headquarters based in the Los Angeles, California, U.S. Today it is known to everyone that this company is a sweatshop-free, vertically integrated, with a robust CRS stance which strongly supports the workers’ rights and tries to legalise the illegal foreign workforce of the American clothing industry. American Apparel is also known as a corporation that rejects the typical fashion ads and performs its own design, marketing, and advertising of fashionable clothes....   [tags: business policy, illegal sweatshop]

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Nike: The Sweatshop Debate

- Should Nike be held responsible for working conditions in foreign factories that it does not own but where subcontractors make products for Nike. In many ways, it seems obvious to me that Nike should be held responsible for working conditions in foreign companies where products for Nike are made. In my opinion a company is not only responsible for itsʼ own employees but also for the employees that produce for them even though theyʼre not in their own company. I think that every part of the supply chain is partially responsible for the entire supply chain....   [tags: Nike Cheap Labor Outsourcing]

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Sweatchop in Indonesia

- ... Online). The workers were paid closest to the legal minimum wage with only $2 per day. Moreover, the workplace was dangerous with some incident where worker lost a finger when working with a cutting machine and the working hours were crazy. There are no respect received from their superiors and they were working like a machine. Since then, a lot of findings on this company’s unethical business conducts are found and a lot of international campaigns against Nike have been made to improve this condition....   [tags: ethical issues, business conduct]

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United Students Against Sweatshops

- United Students Against Sweatshops Sweatshops are an issue in today’s society, although their existence is often times hidden from the public’s eye. As the well known author Berry states, “ most of us get all the things we need by buying them and most of us know only vaguely, if at all, where those things came from; and most of us know not at all what damage is involved in their production. We are almost entirely dependent on an economy of which we are almost entirely ignorant.” How many of you know where the clothes you are buying come from....   [tags: Sweatshops Underpaid Child Labor Essays]

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The Role of Sweatshops in the Global Economy

- I. Introduction A sweatshop is a workplace where individuals work with no benefits, inadequate living wages, and poor working conditions ( Sweatshops can be found all around the world, especially in developing nations where local laws are easily corrupted: Central America, South America, Asia, and in certain places in Europe (Background on Sweatshops). China, Honduras, Nicaragua, the Philippines and Bangladesh are the main places where most sweatshop products are made (McAllister)....   [tags: Globalization Essays]

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The Industrial Era: Sweatshops Exploitation

- Introduction In the industrial era, sweatshops exploitation is a serious issues that happening in developing countries such as India, Indonesia, Bangladesh, and China. Contemporary, global labor practices raising public awareness to debate about it regarding globalization. Sweatshops exist in a variety of industries most of that are apparel, footwear, electronics and toy making. Sweatshops are much practicing by apparel and footwear manufacturers such as Nike and Gap Inc. Apparel retailers mostly contracting out their production to the contractor apparel industries in developing countries and so companies just concentrated on product design and marketing then rely on contractors to deliver q...   [tags: developing countries, global labor]

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Sweatshops and Unethical Labor Practices

- Sweatshops and Unethical labor Practices Imagine only seeing your family for one day once a year. Having to compete for a ticket home with millions of other workers in order to see your family that you haven’t seen in a year. This is the life of 130 million migrant workers in china. These workers make most of the things we own. Most of us don’t think about the people who make our clothes, our phones, our computers; items that we use everyday. Our way of life revolves on mass consumerism, where we value the article more than the person or persons who made it....   [tags: labor laws, global exchange, companies]

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An Exploration of Sweatshops and Child Labor

- “One in six children 5 to 14 years old, about 16 percent of all children in this age group is involved in child labor in developing countries. Worldwide, 126 million children work in hazardous conditions, often enduring beatings, humiliation and sexual violence by their employers” (UNICEF). It is near impossible to not think how lucky some children have it these days. Check out the news and see the technology, kids have cell phones, gaming devices and even their own miniature cars to drive around the house....   [tags: children, poverty, social justice]

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Taking a Closer Look at Sweatshops

- Scholarly intrigue and a hunger for knowledge led Kelsey Timmerman to write the book "Where Am I Wearing". "Where Am I Wearing" is a compilation of both Timmerman's thought-provoking questions: questions about wear the clothes we wear come from, about who makes our clothes, about the working conditions of the people who make our clothes, and the stories that he gathered during the many journeys that he went on while writing the book. Through his tales of travel Timmerman introduces his readers to the harsh realities of globalization, poverty, child labor, and sweatshops....   [tags: cheap labor in thrid world countries]

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Children in Sweatshops Unveiled

- Sweatshops Unveiled “An estimated 211 million children between the ages of 5 and 14 are working around the world, according to the international labor organization” (“Stop Child and Forced Labor”). Sweatshops are a dilemma that the world has been dealing with for quite a while. Contrary to popular belief, sweatshops still exist and cause damage worldwide. Numerous amounts of businessmen and women believe that sweatshops are a necessary aspect in order for the global economy to grow. However, that is not the case; it actually is the opposite (ILRF)....   [tags: international labor organization]

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Sweatshops are Good for Everybody

- There are two sides to the issue of using cheaper labor in other countries. Some can argue that using cheap labor in developing countries constitutes exploitation. In some extreme cases, this is potentially true. For example, by making empty promises time after time, diamond cartel De Beers has repeatedly taken advantage of the lack of governmental regulations and communication in African nations. It could be argued that the developing countries house factories that not only use cheap (though market rate for the area) labor, but unfairly exploit employees....   [tags: Argumentative, Persuasive]

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Nike Inc and Sweatshops

- Table of Content: • Introduction • Case study analysis • Facts which impact the decision : • Choices/Alternatives • Stakeholder • How do the alternatives impact society. • How do the alternative impact business. • How do the alternatives impact me, as a decision maker. • How ethical or unethical would be each of my alternatives. • What course of action should be taken. • Conclusion • Recommendations • References …………………………………………………………………….. Introduction: This paper will give a brief introduction about the history of Nike Sweatshops which will shed the light on their public image and their manufacturing process....   [tags: Nike vs Human Rights]

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Are Sweatshops Better Than No Jobs at All?

- ... The increased workforce keeps a local economy alive by increasing local’s purchasing power, allowing other local businesses to flourish. Rural areas are in danger of depopulation as workers leave for higher paid factory jobs, and urban sprawl can lead to unsuitable living condition i.e. slums. The product produced in sweatshops boosts exports in host countries to where the consumer demand is. Exports bring money into a country, which increase the exporting nation’s Gross Domestic product (GDP)....   [tags: working conditions, developing countries]

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The World of Sweatshops

- It is close to 100 degrees; it has been at least ten hours since the last break. The woman working next to you severed her finger on the machine today, and the wage for one day of working will not be enough to buy a decent meal. How thrilling does it sound to work in a sweatshop. This is the only option for most women and children working in the third world, to support their family’s needs. There is very little, if anything being done to resolve this shocking situation. No person should be exposed to this type of work atmosphere....   [tags: Informative Essays]

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Nike: Moving Beyond Sweatshops

- Nike Inc takes pride in being an ethical company. Nike places their responsibility to their stakeholders, internal and external, at the top of their priority list. They expend great of time, money, and resources to ensure that they are fulfilling their ethical duty, and achieving the highest standards of ethical responsibility. Because of Nike’s efforts to maintain their ethical integrity, Nike is a good corporate citizen. Nike’s motto says that Nike Inc was founded on a handshake. Their goal from the beginning was to build business with their partners based on trust, teamwork, honestly, and mutual respect....   [tags: Nike's Labor Practices]

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American Sweatshops

- In America child labor laws are in place as well as regular health inspections and frequent yet spontaneous visits by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, also known as OSHA, who closely monitors work stations. Running water and flushable toilets are conventional in all American homes as well as a refrigerator, store bought products, air conditioning; at least one car per home, cell phones, computers, a TV, and privileged children who must attend school till the age set forth by the state in which they hold residence....   [tags: Human Rights ]

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Nike's Use of Sweatshops Across the Globe

- ... In fact, many people quit their jobs as a result of the continuous torture at work. Moreover, this is proven as the English Blog states that: “Annually, almost 75% of Nike workers in Indonesia quit due to the deplorable work conditions.” (English Blog RSS) Additionally, the English Blog also says that, “Sweatshop workers earn 1/2-1/4 less of what they need to pay off transportation, food, shelter, energy, education and clothing.” (English Blog RSS) This is very unfortunate as it leaves almost nothing left for workers to use towards the enjoyment of life....   [tags: not so ethical business practices]

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the trounle with sweatshops

- The controversial issue of sweatshops is one often over looked by The United States. In the Social Issues Encyclopedia, entry # 167, Matt Zwolinski tackles the issues of sweatshops. In this article Matt raises a question I have not been able to get out of my head since I have begun researching this topic, “ are companies who contract with sweatshops doing anything wrong?” this article goes on to argue that the people who work in the sweatshops willingly choose to work there, despite the poor environment....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Third World Sweatshops

- 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....   [tags: Large Corporations, Nike, Reebok, United States]

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Florence Kelley’s Description of Child Labor and Sweatshops

- In Chicago, around the eighteen-hundreds, there was the desire for cheap labor. Consumer demand for clothes and manufactured products played a big part in this issue. The desire for manufacturers to meet the increasing consumer demand ultimately led to the hiring of children and other individuals. To reduce expenditures, working conditions did not play a major concern in the factory owners’ decisions. These factories were not very safe and sanitation was poor. Oftentimes many of these sweatshop workers were found working many hours a day for a long period of time with very little, if any pay....   [tags: Child Labor]

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- Written over 50 years ago, was a declaration made, promising equality and fair treatment for the working, which unfortunately turned out to be a false promise for some. The people I speak of, are our fellow human beings working in slave-like conditions called sweatshops. Sweatshops have always been prevalent in society, this can be shown by looking at the history of sweatshops. Presently organizations are failing in there strive to end sweatshops, companies are failing to abide by the moral code (apparel industry code), there is an ever growing gap between rich and poor, and consumers are continuing to buy the companies products and remain unaware....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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- Sweatshops in the United States Americans love to shop. With malls everywhere you go, shopping just might be America's favorite past time. When you are out shopping though, do you ever stop to think where all of those clothes and shoes come from. When I was younger, well, actually until recently, I always thought they were all made by machines. Shirt machines, pants machines…you get the picture. I have learned, however, that for the most part, clothes are still made on sewing machines, by people, and often under circumstances that we can only imagine....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Nike and Ethica Problems Regarding Outsourcing and Sweatshops

- Nike is an American multinational corporation that designs, develops, and sells footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories; however, it does not actually own any of the locations that manufacture their products. Nike has been under attack for having their products produced at facilities that exploit workers. Having previously admitted to less than ideal conditions at several of these facilities, Nike now claims to have improved their standards. Nike is not responsible, technically, for the conditions in the factories that manufacture their products; however, deliberately and selfishly subcontracting to factories that exploit their workers is of questionable ethics....   [tags: Production, Company]

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Against Sweatshops

- Some companies have acceded to public pressure to reduce or end their use of sweatshops. Such firms often publicize the fact that their products are not made with Anti-globalization activists and environmentalists also deplore transfer of heavy industrial manufacturing (such as chemical production) to the developing world. Although chemical factories have little in common with sweatshops in the original sense, detractors describe them as such and claim that there are negative environmental and health impacts (such as pollution and birth defects, respectively) on workers and the local community....   [tags: Business Ethics]

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- Many companies and schools in the United States buy their products from factories that have their workers working in horrible conditions. "That is employing over 50,000 workers to work in these conditions" (Jensen, Davidson 279). They have the workers work from 5 A.M. until nighttime inhaling dangerous chemicals and working in temperatures that get as high as 130 degrees. These high temperatures cause heat stress, burns, and injuries to workers. Many of the factories that the United States buys from are in another countries....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Working Condition of Third World Countries

- In the United States many people complain about how much work they do during a week. Many people also complain about how they are not being treated fairly in the workforce, people talk about the low pay, or their boss having an attitude. People in America aren't grateful for their safety in the workforce. They aren't grateful for having a right where there job can be held liable if something bad happen to them while in the workforce. They aren't being force to work with hazardous products like many third world people are being forced....   [tags: workforce, sweatshops, rebellion, salary]

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Multinational Corporations Must Provide a Living Wage

- Multinational Corporations Providing a Living Wage There has been major controversy with multinational corporations employing foreign workers at very low wages for punishing hours. Working in excruciating conditions in underdeveloped countries only to manufacture export goods for Western consumers is usually the only option for foreign workers attempting to support themselves and or their family. In this essay, I will argue that any multinational corporation that is operating in a developing country must pay their employee’s not only a living wage but also provide them with safe working conditions....   [tags: sweatshops, employ, conditions]

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Child Labor and Sweatshops are a Current Problem in the Fashion Industry

- Child Labor and Sweatshops are a Current Problem in the Fashion Industry          Many societies face the much overlooked problem of child labor and sweatshops in the fashion industry. Recently, Americans were stunned to learn that their apple pie sweetheart, Kathie Lee Gifford was associated with the exploitation of underage workers in Honduras. Gifford's story began the resurgence of knowledge of the growing problem of sweatshops in today's society. Contrary to popular belief, sweatshops still exist across the world in both third world countries and super powers such as America....   [tags: Solutions Papers Proposal Essays]

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Learning From History

- History is taught so that we can learn from the mistakes of the past and prevent them future occurrences. One significant period of time was the Industrial Revolution. Although the Industrial Revolution was a time of great innovation, invention, and prosperity for industrialists, it was a horrid period of time for people of the working class. The Industrial Revolution brought pain, suffering, and deaths to large amounts of people, and yet, the economists of today have not learned the lessons of the Industrial Revolution....   [tags: Industrial Revolution, Sweatshops]

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Nike: From Sweatshops to Leadership in Employee Practices

- Nike: From Sweatshops to Leadership in Employee Practices A. Introduction Nike is on of the world leaders in the footwear industry. It is doing very well in the environment and overall in the footwear industry. Nike has had some problems with its reputation due to the location of its suppliers and the linkage of Nike to sweatshops. Nike was publicly criticized for these things and it proceeded to avoid the problem and even mislead the public. Finally after having to settle on a legal case brought about by this lying Nike actually addressed the problem....   [tags: Business Strategy Analysis]

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Social Responsibility: Why Do We Support Sweatshops?

- Scanning the conforming, ephemeral trendy masses, a large percent of the attire donned by the populace is made by cheap labor under horrible conditions. Many of the stores that fill malls and line streets are stocked with morally tainted products. Various popular brand names and stores use sweat shops as a means of production to maintain a low manufacturing cost, and reap a higher profit. Not only do these socially irresponsible conglomerates exist, they thrive on the blinded, and complacent materialistic society....   [tags: Social Responsibility Essays]

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The Accomplishments of Hilda Solis

- Showing any kind of courage can lead to sacrifices. When a person takes action for what she believes in despite the consequences, she is showing political courage. Because Hilda Solis was taught by her father, an immigrant from Mexico who worked at a battery recycling plant, to stand up for her rights no matter what heritage she is, Solis was conscious about the difficulties of being in a working-class community. While in college, Solis interned at the White House Office of Hispanic Affairs which taught her that she can accomplish anything, if she works hard (“Hilda Solis,” Newsmakers)....   [tags: california, minimum wage, anti sweatshops]

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The Swoosh Logo That Started It All

- I believe the purpose of Nike is to inspire individuals to be spontaneous and to go after whatever they desire. In this case, the children in the advertisement decided to jump into a lake without any hesitation. The outlined text inspired them to “Just do it.” I see that Nike wants its organization and consumers to be spontaneous individuals who rise to the occasion, and strive to achieve whatever they desire. The trademark all started in nineteen-sixty four by a track runner named Phillip Knight and his coach Bill Bowerman, the forefather of the company called Blue Ribbon Sports....   [tags: nike, sweatshops, factories, goods, company]

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The Moral Permissibility Of Sweatshops

- Prompt #7 In judging the moral permissibility of “sweatshops” in a globalized economy, we must first introduce the framework by which we evaluate “moral” actions. Mill’s articulation of utilitarianism serves as a clearly superior philosophy. In defense of this philosophy, Mills states: “happiness is a good: each person 's happiness is a good to that person, and the general happiness, therefore, a good to the aggregate of all persons.” Moreover, rule utilitarianism provides a more solid framework than act utilitarianism, as rule utilitarianism saves more utility from preventing failings, such as accidents by providing speed limits, than it thwarts, such as from unhappy people late to work....   [tags: Investment, Capital accumulation, Democracy]

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How Sweatshops Improve The Lives Of Vietnamese

- Given a chance to get a job and an education, people can get out of poverty, to turn around the economy to improve their living conditions and to increase the wealth of a country. Over the past twenty years is common to listen about sweatshops and its role exploiting people and destroying economies. People are wrong, they are blind for they desire for a better world, free of poverty and injustice. Unfortunately, good intentions alone won’t change the world and sweatshops have taken the first step to change the world....   [tags: Poverty, Africa, Working poor, Exploitation]

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The Price of Cheap Labor: Exploitation in Sweatshops

- Exploitation in Sweatshops U.S. companies hoping to lower costs and increase production is resulting in exploitation of laborers, in factories around the world, who are working for extremely low pay and in substandard conditions. Factories that fail to offer their employees fair working conditions, living wages, and those that utilize child labor can be considered sweatshops. There are differing opinions about who should be held responsible for the conditions in these factories and also what should be done about the factories identified as sweatshops....   [tags: human rights, fair trade, policy]

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NIKE's Labour Troubles

- 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 rights they should be entitled to....   [tags: Nike Sweatshops Outsourcing Labor Essays]

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Stop Nike's Unfair Labor in Asia

- Everyone loves his or her new set of Nike apparel. In fact, Nike can be found on the bodies of many athletic team members. Why would such a prosperous and well-known company rely on the exploitation of child slave labor. It all started when CEO Philip Knight came up with a "brilliant idea": put shoe factories in Asia, paying the workers pennies on the dollar, and raking in immense profits. Nike can easily afford to pay workers a fair amount. One can see that this is the antithesis of Nike's philosophy: doing what's fair....   [tags: Child labor sweatshops third world countries capit]

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The Problem of Sweatshops and Child Labor

- Manufacturing A Better Life America has always been considered to be the breadbasket of the world. The American people have found ways to make various products overseas without spending a lot of money. The factory employees however, have gotten the short end of the stick when dealing with the American companies. Not only have Americans taken advantage of less fortunate third-world countries, but they have also created unhealthy working environments. Regardless of gender or age, some companies subject their employees to harsh working conditions, under minimum wage payment, exhausting working hours, and even corporal and/or physical assault....   [tags: World Cultures]

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Sweatshops Have Been Scrutinized Around The World

- ... According to Paul C Reilly, he said “The stongest global executives, we believe, will possess four key attributes” (Wise, 2009). Toyota should have had a better understanding of solid business fundamentals and champion a new world thinking to have prevented such casualties. As a solid business, Toyota should have realized they needed to hire more people to work, not force the current employees to work more. If Toyota would have done this, they would have not only championed new world thinking, but also would have created more jobs to hire more people thus helping lower unemployment in those countries....   [tags: slavery, toyota, low pay, unsafe]

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- When you think about children, chances are you think of them getting up in the morning, going to school then coming home and going outside to play. Sadly this isn't always the case. In other countries, children are locked up inside being forced to work. Is it fair that a child is forced to work a twelve-hour shift, seven days a week earning only seven cents an hour. This means if a child were to work eighty-four hours a week (when the maximum is 60 hours a week), then they will have only earned $5.55....   [tags: essays research papers]

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An Exploration of Reebok Sweatshops

- CASE SUMMARY Walk through Tong Yang Indonesia (TYI) shoe factory, an 8,500-worker complex of hot, dingy buildings outside Jakarta, and company president Jung Moo Young will show you all the improvements he has made in the past two years. He did so at the behest of his biggest customer, Reebok International Ltd., to allay protests by Western activists who accuse the U.S. shoemaker of using sweatshops. Last year, Jung bought new machinery to apply a water-based solvent to glue on shoe soles instead of toulene, which may be hazardous to workers who breathe it in all day....   [tags: Reebok Case Study]

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The Issues Nike Corporation had with Unions

- The world-wide Nike Corporation has changed their policy from poor treatment of their employees which do not reflect the Catholic Social Teachings of Life and The Dignity of a Human Person and The Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers, but now they have made some minor improvements. In Third World countries were large Unite States corporations have moved in a large part to avoid problems in the United States (Schlafly). The reasons they moved are they can hire workers at very low wages, the companies do not have to pay any employee benefits, they do not have to worry about safety and environmental regulations and they do not have to pay foreign taxes when they export their products back...   [tags: sweatshops, nike, workers rights]

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The Development of Labor Unions

- ... The IWW was open to every type of worker -- skilled or unskilled, women, and people of other races. The group was radical, and based their philosophy on being radical as a whole. One of the biggest goals of the group was destroying capitalism. Although the group did not affiliate itself with any political party, many of the members were part of the communist or socialist party. As for strategies to advance the destruction of capitalism, large strikes and sabotage were popular. The strikes were often so large and powerful that it could put cities to standstills....   [tags: AFL, sweatshops, immigrants]

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Is Slavery Really Gone?

- According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, the definition of slavery is the "condition in which one human being is owned by another."It is a word that brings chills upon spines of those who have endured this horrible act. Slavery was an unconstitutional act that occured in America in the year 1619 and was endured for 246 years. It was a big issue in the American society because it brought racial injustice with in the American population. Even after when the 13th amendment signed, there was still this attitude/view of a slave engraved into the American mind....   [tags: labor, jobs, sweatshops, maid]

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Exposing the Apple Sweatshops

- In this time and age, as the evolution of industries occurred there are over 125 million companies in the world (Quora). All these companies have one major goal in common, sell as many products as possible and make money. Some of these companies try their best to make their image attracting, ethical, environmentally friendly, etc. All companies have dark hidden secrets that if one were to blow the companies’ cover, it could lead to consumers boycotting their products, trash-talking the company and it could even lead to the shut down of a company....   [tags: unethical production conditions]

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Sweatshops and Child Labor

- "Samsung Electronics said it has found "evidence of suspected child labour" at a factory of its Chinese supplier Dongguan Shinyang Electronics. The firm conducted an investigation into the supplier after New York-based campaign group, China Labor Watch, accused it of hiring children." - - - BBC - 14 July 2014 The majority of Americans would be horrified to support a business that exploits the use of child labor to produce its goods. However, odds are we all supported these businesses the last time we went shopping....   [tags: Sweat Shops Child Labor]

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Child Labor - Economic Exploitation of Children

- Child Labor - Economic Exploitation of Children      Child labor is a serious problem in many parts of the world, especially in developing countries. It has been linked to many nations and cultures for hundreds of years. Child labor is defined by Article 32 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child: as any economic exploitation or work that is likely to be hazardous or interferes with the child’s education, or is harmful to the child’s health or physical, mental, spiritual, moral, or social development....   [tags: Foreign Domestic Sweatshops]

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The Ethics Of Nike 's Corporate

- Nowadays, it has been acknowledged that having an ethical business could determine the future business success. According to the 2015 Edelman Trust Barometer, consumers purchase a particular product because of their trust on the company produced it (Edelman Berland, 2015). Therefore, more company has instilled their ethical values to operate their business. Nike’s corporate as one of multinational enterprises (MNEs) has also implemented its code of conduct and code of leadership standard. The purpose of this policy is to ensure the ethical practices in their business....   [tags: Wage, Minimum wage, Ethics, Corporation]

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The Companies Like Apple Inc.

- There are lots of sweatshops established in developing and less developed countries such as China and India. The main reason is the labor costs in those countries are much lower than developed countries. Due to the huge population in China and India, the wages will stay low in long term. Most of the workers are uneducated and unskilled, and they have to accept the low wages in order to pay for their daily necessities. The multinational companies like Apple Inc., IBM, H&M, Nike opened factories or outsourcing their products in China....   [tags: Developed country, Developing country, Wage]

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How Internet Has Impacted The World

- Internet has definitely greatly impacted the way the global market works. Trading went from being something that required travel and a lot of money to process to something that many individuals can pull up on their savvy smart phones and receive with a small shipping price. Such a grand transformation makes an individual wonder how far this technology will go and how far some countries will take it. Bangladesh, Vietnam, and China are among some of the countries that have the worst sweatshop situations....   [tags: Western world, Western culture, Capitalism]

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Ensuring a Decent Global Workplace

- In an article called “In Praise of Cheap Labor,” Paul Krugman, a professor in economics at MIT, gives praise to globalization. In regards to the ill treatment and terrible work condition of Third World workers, he remains apathetic and offers the excuse that “bad jobs at bad wages are better than no jobs at all.” Before I go into further detail about Krugman’s case about sweatshop exploitation, I want to take a moment to explain what a “sweatshop” really is as this presentation will support my counterargument against Krugman and the economists....   [tags: In Praise of Cheap Labor, Paul Krugman]

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The First Industrial Revolution : The New Era Of Mass Consumption

- In the latter half of the 19th century, the Second Industrial Revolution produced new engineering and science-based technology, such as railroads, petroleum, and the assembly line, which allowed large corporations to produce, and export, enormous quantities of goods at a faster rate than before. While transforming the American economy for the better, these new inventions drastically changed our society as massive quantities of low cost products became accessible to all, and coupled with a rapid growing population, it ushered in a new era of Mass Consumption....   [tags: Industrial Revolution, Factory]

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The Ethical Behavior Of Business

- According to Luthans & Doh (2015), "the ethical behavior of business and general social obligations of companies have become significant concerns in the U.S. and worldwide". There was a time when scandals and unscrupulous business activities were ignored. However, with the efforts of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), more attention is given to human and environmental rights. Global companies must take into account those risks associated with operating within international borders. International managers need to understand the political, environmental, ethical and legal issues that arise from their activities in a developing country....   [tags: Corporation, Multinational corporation]

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Apple & Foxconn Case Study

- Foxconn: Impact of globalization on labor conditions. Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd which trades as Foxconn Technology group or as the media calls it Foxconn has been in media limelight recently due to labor problems that have surfaced from the organization. Foxconn is a major equipment manufacturer supplier to electronics giants like Blackberry, Apple, Microsoft Xbox, Sony PlayStation and the Nintendo Wii. The internet has several articles and controversies regarding the deplorable worker conditions and cases of suicides by the workers....   [tags: Foxconn Case Study]

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More Purchase Instead of Less

- In recent years, people in Europe and America have been clearly aware that the general commodity price in their markets had dropped dramatically. A lovely Barbie doll which, In the old days, used to cost them more than ten dollars or eight euros, now, values costs less than half of the original price. But as we all know, there must be someone who would pay for such a good bargain. So what on earth is the trigger that lead to the remarkable decline. And what is the most influential factor that rewrote the numbers on hundreds of thousand of price tags....   [tags: Human Rights]

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Ethical Problems of Child and Unfair Labor

- Ethical Problems of Child and Unfair Labor Whenever you buy a pair of trainers, a new top or any type of clothing, do you consider who made them or how they were made. Would you still buy the trainers if you knew that a twelve-year-old Vietnamese girl working in sweatshop conditions had manufactured them. The main ethical problems involved with these large trans-national companies like “Nike” are that firstly, children well below the minimum working age are able to work in huge factories by showing unreliable identification, secondly most workers are labouring in sweatshop conditions, they are being abused of their human rights and finally, the wages that they are...   [tags: Free Essays]

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Powerful Theme and Allusions to Sex in Anderson's Womanhood

- Powerful Theme and Allusions to Sex in Anderson's Womanhood   Catherine Anderson's poem "Womanhood" tells about a young girl and her transition to womanhood.  In this intricately woven poem the reader will learn very little about the girl.  Neither she nor her mother are ever named, and no information is given about them or their family life.  What the reader does discover is what lies ahead for her as she begins her first day sewing rugs.  The poem begins a few moments before she enters the gates of the sweatshop that symbolizes her entry into womanhood.  Anderson uses metaphor within this poem to dramatize the difference in what lies ahead for her.  She should be looking forward to a br...   [tags: Anderson Womanhood Essays]

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Slavery Evolved: A Minority Control A Majority of The Wealth

- When Americans today consider the term “slavery,” they recall a dark time in their nation's past, when an entire race of people were subjugated solely for the color of their skin, a travesty of civil rights that progressive thinking has striven to heal, insofar as paving the way to the election of an African-American president. Slavery is an antiquated practice from a draconian past, and it has no relevance in this modern, enlightened age. What Americans fail to comprehend is that slavery is not only alive and well, but thriving, and fueling the global economy at the expense of human lives....   [tags: african americans, civil rights, globalization]

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What Makes A Good Human Life?

- Nearly all of mankind, at one point or another, spends a lot of time focusing on the question of how one can live a good human life. This question is approached in various ways and a variety of perspectives rise as a result. There are various ways to actually seek the necessary elements of a good human life. Some seek it through the reading of classic, contemporary, theological and philosophical texts while others seek it through experiences and lessons passed down from generations. As a result of this, beliefs on what is morally right and wrong, and if they have some impact on human flourishing, are quite debatable and subjective to ones own perspective....   [tags: Morality, Cultural relativism, Ethics]

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The sports shoe industry in China

- The sports shoe industry in China A sweatshop is a workplace where workers are subject to extreme exploitation, including the absence of a living wage or benefits, poor working conditions, such as health and safety hazards , and arbitrary discipline, such as physical and psychological abuse. Brief History: There have probably been sweatshops since one man first began working for another. Although sweatshops certainly existed before, the term "sweatshop" itself did not appear in common usage until the 1890s....   [tags: Business and Management Studies:]

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The Definition of Capitalism: Greed

- Michael Novak once said , " Capitalism must be infused by that humble gift of love called caritas . " While this is a very moving and true concept , this is not the reality we live in . Our modern free enterprise , which derived its structure from the Catholic Church of the eighteenth century , is infused with many things , and love most certainly is not one of them. Although , Capitalism is essential for us to continue progressing into a modern future; at some point in time, Capitalism lost its artlessness....   [tags: Capitalism]

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