Workers across the United States wish to raise the minimum wage to ten dollars. Minimum wage should not be increased because people who work at fast food restaurants should not get paid as much as someone who workers harder than they do and it would not be a benefit to the people of the United States. Minimum wage means you get paid the minimum you can receive for working every hour, why wouldn’t an individual want to get paid at the maximum limit they could earn instead? Employees who would like to get a higher income need to get a more professional job. There are plenty of fast food restaurants in every state and they are always hiring full-time and part-time jobs, but shouldn’t adults work somewhere with more benefits, such as a hospital or a school?
I watched a documentary called “Living on Minimum Wage” in the series Thirty Days. In the series Thirty Days, a man named Morgan Spurlock puts himself into certain situations to experience the problems some Americans face everyday. Mr. Spurlock decided to live off of minimum wage in the state of Ohio. The minimum wage in Ohio now is $8.10 per hour, but in 2005, when the episode was filmed, the minimum wage was $5.15 per hour. He started off with one week worth minimum wage ($300). Morgan and his girlfriend were not allowed to use any credit cards or money they earned before the episode. Morgan got a job in construction that paid a little better than the temp agency was offering him. His girlfriend got a job at a coffee shop. They rented an apartment that is in a low income area with minimum furniture. Morgan ended up getting seriously hurt at work and needed to go to the emergency room. His bills were three months worth of his salary, so Morgan Spurlock ended the episode in debt. This is an issue if this is someone’s real life. Those people have to live penny to penny for food, water, and a place to sleep. No one should struggle for their survival needs. The debate on minimum wage should be brought to everyone’s attention. Americans, obviously, can not live off of the
Child labor is something people in the United States might think of as awful, but for families in countries like China it is a way of life. Name brand companies, for example Nike, have their products made overseas often using children to do the work. The use of child labor in other countries for Nike brings up the debate on whether or not the United States should buy products that have been produced by children. The United States should not buy products manufactured with the use of child labor because of the unfair wages they get paid and bad working conditions. Some may argue that by putting children to work it is lowering the unemployment rates in countries, the morals of buying products produced by young teenagers is just flat out wrong.
Is it ethical to raise the minimum wage when it doesn’t necessarily affect the very poor, the people it’s aimed at helping? The minimum wage is the lowest hourly wage an employer is permitted by law to pay an employee for his work. The current federal minimum wage is set at $7.25 an hour. Across the country, there is an overwhelming push in favor of raising wages for our poorest workers. In January 2016 the minimum wage in California was raised to $10 an hour. Cities are also allowed to pass minimum wage rates and several cities have recently adopted regulations that establish a higher minimum wage rates. For example, Los Angeles signed into law a bill that would raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020 (Wattles). According to a Pew Research
Looking back from the 1900’s till the 2000’s life has changed drastically. Now a day’s technology is used in everyday life like social media, compared to in the 1900’s where their technology was the first airplane, radio, and electricity. Adams’ definition of the American Dream is inaccurate and unachievable for Americans today because the minimum wage doesn’t cover the cost of living, digital society has replaced man’s ability to communicate, and college loans leaving young adults in debt.
Poverty has caused depression, starvation, and disease. Would raising minimum wages help eliminate this cause of American deaths? Minimum wage is the least amount of money someone can receive for their labor. Facts from research show that it is possible to decrease the amount of people in poverty by raising minimum wage, however, raising minimum wage without raising inflation would hurt businesses because they would be losing money. Instead of raising the amount workers get paid, the government could limit to how much the wealthy man can earn. Raising minimum is not a reasonable solution to poverty.
There are a lot of potential benefits for an increase in minimum wage and on the surface it’s hard to see why you wouldn’t want to increase the wage. One of the clearest to see is that an increase to the minimum wage will also increase the spending for each household during the following years. So it works to help stimulate the economy in whatever area you increase the minimum wage. Along those same lines increasing the minimum wage will lead to a decrease in poverty as well. With the decrease in poverty you will also see a decrease in government spending on welfare items because the individuals receiving the higher wage in theory will be able to pay for these services/welfare items without assistance. Another potential benefit of an increased
The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 states that workers will be given a livable wage. By definition, a living wage is the minimum income necessary for a worker to meet basic needs. In the words of congress, it is “the minimum standard of living necessary for health, efficiency, and general well-being.” This poses the question: “Is the current minimum wage a livable wage?” The answer, unfortunately, comes back negative. The current federal minimum wage, at $7.25, is worth nearly 38 percent less compared to 1968 when the federal minimum wage was valued at its highest ($11.72 in 2016 dollars). Given the facts, it is justifiable to raise the federal minimum wage as it would amount to a more livable wage, stimulate the economy, and provide better circumstances for workers of color and women.
Income plays a big role in creating a society that is capable of doing many great things. In the recent years political issues in the states about worker pay has increased tremendously. This national problem has been good for presidential candidates as they can use this to boost their popularity. Some states are already taking action, 13 states plus DC have already increased minimum wage. In New York fast food workers pay was a approved to $15 (minimum wage). Many other states across the U.S. Are pushing to get a $15 improvement for minimum wage. Although there seems to be a gender gap in compensation many bills make it so there is equivalent pay for the work that everyone does. The bills help strengthen the laws that require equal pay already. Paid family laws are getting more attention. Lower-income families are benefiting from this especially minority women. Many of
In the past years there’s been a massive debate over the issue of increasing or decreasing minimum wage to workers in the United States. Minimum wage was first created in 1938 to help the living of lower class citizens in America. The law was formed to assure the citizens could afford necessities and basic living cost. Modifying minimum is such a challenging topic because it could have an enormous effect on numerous of people in the United States. The United States minimum wage stands at 7.25 per hour. In order to decide what’s best for the country every citizen will have to understand the benefits and risks when raising or reducing minimum wage.
This project is focused onthe unethical behaviors of Nike. The essay will be exploring the ethical situation of Nike, the unethical behaviors, as well as the company’s role in reducing and correcting its unethical issues.Nike is no doubt one of the world’s leading footwear and apparel company, but continues to outsource its manufacturing to factories in Asian countries like China, Thailand, Bangladesh, India, and South Korea. In using these countries, Nike continues to realize huge profit margins due to the availability of cheap labor in these countries. This practice has led to a number of ethical issues over the years for the company, bringing the social responsibility standing regularly under
There are many familiar organizations that have successfully used globalization to expand markets and profitability. One of such organization is Nike Inc. Established in 1964 with the name ‘Blue Ribbon Sports’ (BRS) by Phil Knight and Bill Bowerman, the organization began as a distributor and importer of Japanese running shoes before embarking on a project to design its brand, which has become a household name in sportswear industry (O 'Reilly, 2014).
The Factors that Led to Success and Failure of Nike in its Venture across International Markets
Nike has a company who use the low cost manufacturing for production footwear. All of the Nike’s footwear virtually is manufactured outside of the United States by independent contract manufacturers such as Vietnam, China and Indonesia. Nike was operate multiple factories around the worlds. In 2014, Vietnam, China, and Indonesia manufactured roughly about 43%, 28%, and 25% of total Nike branded footwear and it has also operations in other country such as Argentina, Brazil, India, and Mexico. The low cost of producing products in these countries continues to boost the bottom line.
This indicates those elements over which the marketing firm has control or which it can use in order to gain information that will better help it in its marketing operations. Furthermore, these are the factors close to a business that have a direct impact on its business operations and success. It is important to carry out a full analysis of micro environmental factors prior to decide corporate strategy.