SWEAT SHOPS

HOW SWEATSHOPS AFFECT GLOBALIZATION

WHAT ARE SWEATSHOPS?

Sweatshops are factories in which the working conditions and pay are not fair for the workers. They violate 2 or more of the Labour Laws. It is basically exploitation, people of higher power will use a person that is vulnerable for their own benefits and others.

STATISTICS

-In developing countries around 250 million children ages 5-14 are forced to work.

-Usually the parents would be in dept and until their dept is paid off their children will be taken to work.

-85-90% of the workers are women, the employers would force them to take birth control, and routine pregnancy tests to prevent having to support them through maternity leave and provide them with proper health benefits.

-If they were to increase the pay of their worker the cost of the product would increase by 1.8%, but study shows that people would rather pay and 15% more for the product knowing that it was made in a cruelty free environment.

-More than 11,000 are known to be un the US. In 2000 they al were all breaking the overtime and the minimum wage law, and 16,000 broke the health and safety conditions.

WHY ARE SWEATSHOPS HAPPENING?

Sweatshops happen because the companies that own the company would rather pay little to nothing to get the products made so they would use people that don't know their legal rights when it comes to work instead of doing the legal things.

HOW ARE SWEATSHOPS RELATED TO GLOBALIZATION?

Sweatshops can be explained through the world systems theory because coronations have come together to control the semi- peripherals and peripherals. All over the world the governments have opened a way for trade to happen, and through that they have aimed control over the developing countries. these factories cheat them in their money pay them little to nothing but would sell the products they make for more.

Sweatshops can also be explained through the dependancy theory because the developing countries depend on the developed countries since the give them jobs. Even though they exploit their people, it is their only way for economic growth so they allow it to happen.

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WHAT ISSUE ARE SWEATSHOPS CAUSING?

Sweatshops are causing disease spread because the workers are not given the proper health benefits they deserve, the workers would still go to work with w.e sickness they have. Also because of their working and living conditions it makes it easy for the body to catch the virus. Living in slums basically living with rats and theirs and other feces it doesn't allow the immune system to grow stronger if they are always in these working conditions. Working in such tight conditions makes it easy for someone that is not ill to catch something from someone that is since they are so close to each other.

Sweatshops are also contributing to global warming because these factories are not disposing the scraps properly, since it takes less time they would rather throw it out in the local dump yard.

WHAT IS HAPPENING TO STOP THIS ?

Actions in place to eliminate sweatshops are slowly happening. After 1,000 people died after the 8 story factory building collapsed in Dhaka, retailers have realized that what they are doing is wrong and some have agreed to improve the unfair condition the workers were going through. They will go through constant safety inspections and these inspections would be made public for everyone to know that everything is good.