Nike Abuse

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Nike Starvation, Abuse & The Effects of Them! Nike, known for its shoes and its swoosh, has now lined up with another sports legend for $305 million. The company Nike had currently bought the company Converse, a century-old footwear company and maker of the celebrated Chuck Taylor All Star shoe, but it is also well known that those companies (Nike specifically) abuses and pay their employees with very low amounts of money. In that specific company it has been said that most “Nike workers have currently been 'kicked, slapped and verbally abused at their factories making Converse and Nike apparel” (Nike faces new worker abuse claims in Indonesia. (2011, September 12). Indonisia being one of the preeminent countries in Southeast Asia, is where most of the Nike workers get paid a pittance. Their working conditions in the Indonesian Nike factory are very atrocious, to the point where the workers who work there can easily get ill. The employees at the Indonesian Nike…show more content…
The “Cost of living in Indonesia is 45.21% lower than in United States (aggregate data for all cities, rent is not taken into account). Rent in Indonesia is 77.89% lower than in United States (average data for all cities)” Cost of living in Indonesia. (2018, January 1). The cost of living in Indonesia may be lower than the United States, but that does not mean that people don’t have financial troubles. It is a very disconsolate feeling to see the employees that work for Nike industries face sever financial consequences. For the children who work to help out their family should not have to work in general. Minors at the age range of 4 to 17 are working in Nike workshops to help their parents and other siblings if they have any. This is how they live their childhood and parents can barley make a good enough wage to provide for their family by working at Nike
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