These Bangladeshi employees “at the much-demonized Bangladeshi “sweatshops” average more than $2 a day” (Powell 6). This is $2 a day that is only put into the economy and pockets of individuals by these sweatshops, this is very good for the economy, economic growth, future potential of the country, and a better future for the employee. The daily average in Bangladesh outside of sweatshops is $1.25 daily, this $1.25 is also not handed out to nearly as many people as sweatshops employ. Sweatshops do an incredible job of creating an income for such a large mass of people that otherwise would not have an income. A continuity for most sweatshop conditions and wages “[sweatshops] commonly pay their workers more on average in comparison to the prevailing market wage for similar workers employed elsewhere in the economy” (Miller 6).
Sweatshops provide employment to millions of workers across the globe, regardless of the pay. It is irrefutable that sweatshops effectively improve economic conditions and provide some opportunity to workers where work may be challenging to find. So, does this make sweatshops acceptable? Although sweatshops are economically beneficial, it would be negligent to ignore what the benefits entail. The same sweatshops employing millions of workers continue to disregard safety and well-being.
They can make sure that they do not buy products from a company where sweatshops are used. They may opt for Fair Trade certified products which would benefit workers and farmers. They may educate others about fair practices and also check websites of companies. They may use social networking sites to spread awareness. “No one wants to buy products made with sweatshop labor, but it is hard to know what to avoid, and where to find green and Fair Trade products.
People who live in developed countries have enjoyed better social lifestlye compare to people who live in developing countries that can hardly survive because of low standard living condition, poor educational system, loose regulation. All of these circumstances force them to work in “Sweatshops” in which poor working condition inclduing wages, environment and health care are lag from standardization. Genearl speaking, it could be seen that sweatshops, normally, are located in third world countries where have cheap labor forces, unstrict reguations and high demand for works just to fit the daily life. It is not completely wrong to say that Sweatshops exploit workers and that the living condition is hell to some people, but just only to some
Introduction Sweatshops make up the behind the scenes of most wealthy companies; however, this common practice is especially unethical for the employees. The United States General Accounting Office defines a sweatshop as a business that regularly violates both wage or child labor and safety or health laws. Sweatshops offer unfair wages for unreasonable hours, while also maintaining extremely poor working conditions. Employees, whom are sometimes even children, are vulnerable and desperate for a job. Their need for employment inhibits them from realizing the deteriorating state of their health and safety.
In terms of human rights, sweatshops is bad impact and detrimental on the workers of their rights. Economically, they do not get welfare because the benefits or sallary are not obtained in accordance with the level of work that they do. However, the government has set certain laws which regulate this issue in such a way, but the company also has certain conditions that make them are not always in line with the applicable regulations. The government is in a difficult position because on the one hand they want to protect their people but on the other hand the State also requires these companies. In short, the government of the host country cannot as easy as it to intervene every activity of the company.
A decade ago people didn’t know much about Sweetshops. Now sweatshops are very easy to know about thorough technology and newspapers. Sweatshops are directly connected to the increase of corporate companies. According to the US Department of Labor, a sweetshop is any factory that infringe more than one of the rules and essential US labor laws. These Labor laws include paying as of a minimum wage, paying on time, and paying for individuals who work overtime.
Nearly 1 billion people are employed by the fashion industry worldwide, the majority of whom live and work in peril, unjust and austere conditions. In garment factories in countries such as Bangladesh, Pakistan, Cambodia, Brazil and even Mexico the people who make our clothes live in poverty. They work long hours for very little pay. Because many garment factories are located in poor, developing countries, such as Bangladesh and Cambodia, a culture of trade unions is often non-existent and workers are banned from collective bargaining with authorities for fairer wages and working conditions. With growing living costs in housing, food, clothing, education, transport and healthcare, the minimum wages set by their governments simply is not enough.
The subject of sweatshop and child labor is one of great controversy. The first thought to mind when speaking of sweatshops is probably a vision of sketchy factories in far off Third World countries such as Bangladesh or China working their employees 15+ hours a day in cramped up in a dust-filled space for little wages. Not in America though, right? Most Americans would be horribly upset if they found out they had been unknowingly supporting a business that uses sweatshops to produce its merchandise. Odds are though, businesses that exploit such labor are being supported in every shopping trip a person takes whether it be shopping for groceries, clothes, jewelry, or athletic gear.