Starvation And Abuse In Nike

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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 workshops have and still are experiencing these harsh situations, along with being abused and having financial troubles.
The Indonesian Nike workers have their hard times while working in the shops, such as getting paid with a low sum of money. The reasons why adults have jobs is to accumulate money to pay for monthly expenses and for their children, but a family of four is hard to come by in Indonesia. “Nike employee’s families sometimes sleep in the workshop to have a roof over their heads” (Nike faces new worker
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