Sweatshop Labor is wrong but sadly there is no human way to stop this in a relatively near future. Just like the Kant’s Ethics of Duty Theory. It’s said that ‘act so that you treat humanity, whether in your own person or in that of another, always as an end and never as a means only’. Corporations and politicians are trying to convince the public that the only hope for economic survival lies in accepting the spread of sweatshop conditions. Corporations and politicians in Mexico, as well as other countries such as Vietnam, Bangladesh or the Philippines, are not willing to improve their Labor Standards and are not willing to demand these companies to establish better working conditions. We can't simply get rid of sweatshop labour, but what we …show more content…
Nike pays unfair wages is not right actually, because the Aristotle’s Virtue Ethics Theory said that ‘It is impossible to live with human dignity without being a developed moral being. Morality is not a luxury that one can choose to have or not to have. It is a pre-condition for a life with human dignity.’ (Abdullah and Mohamad ZainolAbidin, 2011). The theory recognizes the need for one to emulate virtues such as honesty, courage, self-control and respect and the people who compromise morality are degrading them. Nike Company must be honest and pays the wages fairly to the workers. With low payment it becomes not fair to the workers who work hard every day. The others are freedom of association and excessive overtime among others method to address the problem. Nike said it is moving more of its production to factories that meet a core set of standards. A Nike spokesman did not immediately respond to a question about why Nike didn't disclose information about factory wages in the new report. Nike has only disclosed that information once, in a similar report released in 2001. At the time, some critics claim to challenge Nike for paying more than the minimum wage in each country it did business. It's been said that Nike has single-handedly lowered the human rights standards for the sole purpose of maximizing profits and Nike products have become synonymous with slave wages, forced overtime, and arbitrary abuse. One columnist said, "Nike represents not only …show more content…
Over the past year, the working conditions in the factories making NIKE products have been popular in news and others media. We think it’s good that our business is scrutinized, as we can learn to be a better company from those who raise legitimate questions and concerns about any portion of our business. As a worldwide company, NIKE manufactures products in over 30 countries in approximately 350 factories none of which NIKE owns. From these subcontracted factories, NIKE has helped create jobs for nearly 500,000 people globally. With globally operating manufactures, Nike Company gain more challenges and it more complicated. Nike Company has failed to maintain their oversight on factories that is subcontracted to produce it’s good. Nike became the first in its specific sportswear industry to publish a comprehensive list of its contracting factories in addition to thorough reports on its factory environments, factory pay and persisting factory issues in order to maintain its still-nascent pledge to corporate social responsibility. However, despite these minor change to its business policy, Nike is still claim that the mistreatment in its factories still happen. Specifically, workers claimed that supervisors would throw shoes at them and equate them to dogs. In response, Nike has disclosed that such abuses do indeed still remaining in a handful of its factories, therefore acknowledging
Many of the factories producing Nike products have been accused of providing poor working conditions and low wages. In Cambodia, more than 500 workers were hospitalized due to high temperatures and long working hours. In Indonesia, where many Nike products are produced, employees are paid the minimum wage of $1.25 per day, which is not enough to provide for basic necessities such as food, shelter, and healthcare. This lack of fair wages and working conditions has significant implications for society.
Behind the Swoosh is a documentary about sweatshop labor. As a class we watched the documentary and as I learned more about how Nike was running their business; I felt bad for the people that were working. I could not believe that those people were working hard making that company so much money and was getting nothing in return. Then again, I really was not shocked because I know that they are people that put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into a company and do not make enough money.
Nike used to utilize child labor, rock bottom wages, abusive condition, the customers boycotted Nike and now Nike is a place where you look up to it. American companies sometimes do not care about how the others company treats their workers and customers get things cheaper because they pay their workers
“Sweatshops: Economic Analysis and Exploitation
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. With conflicting positions towards sweatshops, it is critical to bring change and to identify obligation in the effort to do
David Montero explains that in Sialkot, Pakistan there is a business, Saga Sports, that creates the Nike soccer balls by hand, the problem Nike has with the company is that they employ children to work in unjust conditions. “In November, Nike severed its contract with Saga Sports, its chief supplier, saying Saga's poor management exposes Nike to the threat of child labor and other labor violations,” (Montero). The chief executive of Nike is trying to reduce the amount of children that produce their goods in unfair conditions. The executive wants consumers to know that they are buying products that were manufactured the proper way of not having children make these items in appalling conditions that could threaten their health. The evidence suggest that working conditions is another reason that the United States consumers should not buy products that are made by
Nike moves its factories to Indonesia, Vietnam, and China, when the cost in Japan became expensive. And the source of crisis is the working condition in these factories because of the accusation of poor condition, child labor, and widespread harassment
Additionally, Nike Inc. entered a globalized market because the organization had a solid financial base that could support its factories abroad. Though critics argued that Nike implemented a cheap labor policy to manufacture its products, nevertheless, without a stable financial base, it would have been difficult to globalize the organization. In a related development, Nike’s presence in the globalized market encourages a massive inequality in the society. While suppliers were much better off, the laborers were worse off and the organization looks the other way because it was part of doing a business in the globalized market. So, it is fair to say that entering a global market costs
It will further elaborate on the ongoing debate about what role laws and regulations should take on the growing issue of sweatshops and child labor, and how they can be improved on without disabling the poverty-stricken foreign workers, who may rely on this type of work to support their families. The proceeding essay will take on the cause and effects as well as a few pros and cons of sweatshops in the United States regarding the beginning of sweatshops and the effects on people involved. A few of the main ideas will include contributors that began sweatshops and how it has evolved, why laws and regulations were implemented and if they’re making a difference or not, as well as the pros and cons that come along with the
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.
This is due to Nike gets its merchandise generally from foreign manufacturers. To operate profitably, Nike need to get good value on products and supplies and, in turn, offer good value to its customers with accessible solutions. Publics: Many colleges and universities, especially anti-globalization groups as well as several anti-sweatshop groups
21.4% of children are involved in child labor, with more than half working under hazardous conditions, such as the children working seventy six hour weeks under the Disney corporation. The international labor organization defines child labor as “work that deprives children of their childhood, their potential and their dignity, and that is harmful to physical and mental development.” The implementation of child labor has several negative consequences, such as a detrimental economic effect and the question as to whether its application is moral. Child labor has both a negative effect on the economic standing of a family, and that of a nation. Corporations like Disney promote the exploitation of children for labor; therefore, companies
The low cost of producing products in these countries continues to boost the bottom line. 2. Price stability The price of the Nike’s product is high, but the quality is high and the market price stability. Although Nike have more than 44,000 employees worldwide and thousands of retail in the world but the price is stability.
There were several consumer and labor groups that boycotted and protested against Nike products some leading to cancellation of Nike orders. In the end, the reports seriously and negatively impacted both Nike’s profitability and corporate image. Nike 's response Strategy As a result of this criticism in relation to the bad working conditions and low labor compensation, Nike established labor policies and rules that created work standards similar to American condition and agreed to equally compensate their workers. These new regulations and standards were later adopted by other manufacturing companies within the same nations or regions like Asia and Indonesia.