These activists also found that the poor working condition and labor abuses happened in the plants. They demanded it against the human rights. In Indonesia, exemptions to the legal minimum wages were usual, and many other similar businesses applied to it. The company owners signed the petition to express their hardship to pay. It then handed out to the government for exemptions to the legal minimum wages.
Labors unions began during the Industrial Revolution, a time where wages were low, conditions were harsh, and compensation did not exist. The first labor union in America was the National Labor Union formed in 1866. Today, the major labor union is the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO). As well as labor unions are in the abstract, they are rather harmful to businesses. Labor unions are monopolies that can cause companies to have setbacks or losses, they cause an increase in unemployment and, finally, cause major disturbances in the workplace through strikes.
Most of the managers were accused of being rude and unfair to the workers and, hence, were trained better management techniques (Locke, 2003). The managers were also taught to accept criticism as a positive and motivating factor and address the complaints filed by the workers effectively. Company Audits The company examined all the employees in the various factories and publicly published all the reports (Harrison & Scorse, 2010). However, the company failed to access full information from some of its factories in the developing low-income states since the officials acknowledged that most citizens used fake identification cards because they were desperate to work (Locke, 2003). Nike Company did not allow third parties to audit the company and instead used their personnel raising questions about the authenticity of the facts published annually (Powell & Zwolinski, 2012).
Often times we assume sweatshops are a thing of the past; a harsh time for our ancestors. However, they aren’t a thing of the past and there needs to be a change implemented to improve the current work conditions because mental and physical abuse will never be accepted in the workforce. In addition, people must come to an understanding that sweatshops are better than other alternatives many third world countries are faced with. Sweatshops have been the media’s buzzword for foul workplace labor for several years. The establishment of anti-sweatshop groups has contributed to this negative connotation
Nike positions its self as a premium footwear product and relies heavily on that positioning. Another more image damaging weakness of Nike are the accusations of exploiting workers in sweatshops to produce its products. These allegation have continued since the 70’s. This black mark on the companies image has not been fully resolved because of the more recent accusations of poor working conditions in its subcontracted
In view of sweatshop, a workstation which breaches at least two or more labor laws can be termed as a sweatshop. By and large, these factories encompass child labor concerns, deplorable work conditions in common with imbalanced remunerations, prolonged working hours and dearth of benefits. As a matter of fact, many developing countries accompanied by the US are the abode of the global sweatshop (Lewis, 2012). For example, the footwear and clothing industry seem to be interwoven with sweatshop theme. Having worked for the even international brands, such companies do not agree to give wages or written contracts to their employees.
One reason for this failure is the market failure of negative externalities. Externalities are “costs or benefits arising from an economic activity that affect somebody other than the people engaged in the economic activity and are not reflected fully in prices” (Kowal, 1). As such, the existence of negative externalities implies that the greatest good is not being created. This is because nobody is being appropriately compensated for negative effects of an economic activity. Some of the greatest externalities of Monsanto’s actions include long-lasting pollution of land and water ways; eroding public trust in government, corporations, and scientists; loss of jobs within the farming industry; and wasted legal fees.
The investigation had shown that this defect was due to sabotage from the employees. All defective products had similar characteristic that one of the copper wire was cut at the same position. Even though the quantities affected were few in numbers, but it disgraced the Company. By using a product tracking method, the company was able to narrow down the group of employees involved in made the production. It came from the night shift, where a few of the employees who raised grievances to their supervisors about the poor salary increments they received at the beginning of the year.
That is the common reason why employees leave their jobs. Poor management and lack of understanding from the employers` side plays a negative role in this game. The reason of failure of a number of managers systems is now easily observed from the results of implementation of modern management theories that improve business 's productivity. Nowadays, a lot of different theories exist, but this essay will focus on two primary: McGregor`s X and Y theories and Herzberg’s theory of “hygiene” factors and motivation, which are both based on Maslow`s “hierarchy of needs”. By the 20th century managers and supervisors, in other words “group leaders”, didn’t have external sources to look for useful information for their work, but thanks to sociologist and phycologists such as F. Herzberg, A. Maslow, D. McGregor and others, people have management
Pakistan has countless natural resources but problem is that resources are being wasted since the independence of Pakistan in 1947. You may find many graduated, masters, IT experts, engineers and doctors wondering about for job opportunities due to bad employment system. The people of Pakistan are considered highly talented and hardworking in the world and there is no value of talent in Pakistan therefore, it is the reason many of engineers, doctors, Scientifics, technicians and accountants travel in foreign countries for earn their livelihood. The poverty rate is also on peak therefore uneducated and unskilled people can be found easily in Pakistan. Labour class is also affected by the unemployment.