Women's Rights-Nike Boycott
Written By Montana Brooke And Chieza Aila Tria
Wanna be a change? Help boycott all Nike products!
We should boycott all Nike products because the reports from CBS News, the New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street journal, AP, Reuters states that workers in Vietnam and other Asian manufacturers, that Nike companies were allowing physical abuse and sexual abuse to happen to their workers. As well as giving them a salary below minimum wage. Also, they had debilitating quota systems. CBS received these reports October 1996.
-Written By Chieza Aila Tria
What I went through...
My name is Dakota, I worked as an employer at the Nike factory for 15 years. I have to say It was the most life shattering experience ever. I was forced to work long hours every day, I was barley allowed to go home and spend time with my family. And, when I did get to finally see my family, I was too tired and I was barley able to stay awake when I was with them. I have been traumatized by my experience at Nike. Every time I showed up late for work, my boss would take me into his office and do terrible things to me, things that I will not mention. But, lets just say my husband Cory, was not very pleased that I let this go on for so long. I was so scared to tell anyone. Times have been rough for my family and I over the past 15 years. And this job was the only thing keeping us going. I didn't want to risk everything that I put my blood, sweat and tears into, just to stop the sexual and physical abuse. My pay was disappointing. I only made $6.50 and hour. Please I know I maybe asking a lot from society, but now that they know my story and what many of my colleagues and I have been through, We are hope that you all will join us in boycotting all of Nike's products.
-Written By Montana Brooke