Nike/Child Labor

Working hard but getting little money

Nike claims they used child labor

Nike has been accused of using child labor in the making of its soccer balls in Pakistan. While Pakistan has laws against child labor and slavery, the government has taken very little action to combat it. Only a boycott by the United States and other nations will have any impact on slavery and child-based industries. Furthermore the U.S constitution states that child labor is illegal and inhumane practice and any U.S. company found guilty practicing and encouraging it will be prosecuted. It prohibits member nations, like the United States, from discriminating against the importation of goods made by children. There is a good possibility that the ball has been made by someone your child's age or even younger. Nike doesn't launch there company to a devolving country instead they will go to a local firm and ask them if they

Child Labor 1st Hand Acoount

After becoming the face of aggressive mega-business abuses of power and wealth, and suffering markedly due to a dwindling public image, Nike has taken steps to alter its practices and image. In 1998, one of the first significant steps that the company took to change its business model took place with a speech given by then-CEO Phil Knight. Knight proclaimed that “the Nike product has become synonymous with slave wages, forced overtime and arbitrary abuse.” Knight further stated that, “I truly believe the American consumer doesn’t want to buy products made under abusive conditions.”

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What we can do to help

What you can do is just stop buying Nike products like there soccer balls, shoes, coats, jackets. You can also send Nike a letter saying that you don't like what there doing to the people in China, Indonisia and Vietam. What we all can do is donate money to helpers that want to stop Child Bonded Labor that is all you have to because even though it doesn't seem that much it does pay off


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NIKE SWEATSHOPS: Are Nike's workers paid a living wage?