Stop Nike Sweatshop Labour
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Nike has been accused of having a history of using sweatshops, a working environment considered by many to be dangerous and difficult. Most of its factories are located in Asia, including Indonesia, China, Taiwan, India, Thailand, Vietnam, Pakistan, Philippines, and Malaysia. The workers in these countries’ factories are paid 3/10 of 1% of the retail price. At this rate it would take a Vietnamese worker 40 days to make enough money to buy the shorts they make. Workers can be exposed to hazardous materials, harmful situations, extreme temperatures, and abuse form employers. Seventy-seven percent of the workers in a Nike Malaysian factory suffer from respiratory problems. Chemicals in the factory causing liver, kidney, and brain damage are at 177 times the legal limit. In developed countries people compare wages and the amount of labour of the workers in Nike factories to developed world standards, and Nike is claimed to have unethically taken advantage of these labour markets.
Nike doesn't have their time frame in minutes, they break it down into 10 thousandths of a second; and the workers have 6.6 minutes to make a shirt. They only recieve $0.08, while a buyer could pay from $20.00-$35.00 for each shirt. Unnecessary and cruel methods are being used for the benefit of Nike, and at the expense of the workers in third world countries, by signing this petition you are promising that everytime you consider buying a Nike product, you will also consider all the "heavy wieght" that comes with owning it, and think twice about purchasing it. For more information visit the link posted on the right hand bar ifmyshortscouldtalk.weebly.com