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Nike Is Bad

  1. 1. Nike: Just Don’t Do It By: Charlie
  2. 2. My Position <ul><li>Nike is a major shoe company who is taking advantage of countries poverty. Though Nike preaches the badness of sweatshops, they continue to exploit them in developing countries. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Nike <ul><li>Nike is an International Corporation </li></ul><ul><li>They make a variety of athletic wear from shoes to hats and everything in between. </li></ul><ul><li>They are an American based company, but make there products in sweatshops in other countries. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Children Working in a Nike Sweatshops <ul><li>In many Nike Sweatshops, they make use of child labor. </li></ul><ul><li>The boy you see on the left is only 8 years old and he is being forced to work a 9 hour work day. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Child Labor Laws <ul><li>Child Labor laws are very lenient in most of the countries that Nike has sweatshops in. </li></ul><ul><li>Nike is currently working with these developing nations to make there child labor laws more strict. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Where most of Nike Sweatshops are Located <ul><li>South Korea </li></ul><ul><li>Taiwan </li></ul><ul><li>China </li></ul><ul><li>Indonesia </li></ul><ul><li>Vietnam </li></ul>
  7. 7. China and Vietnam <ul><li>In China and Vietnam Employees are prohibited from making independent trade unions. </li></ul><ul><li>This is a big plus for Nike because there are no organized groups to strike or fight for more rights in the workplace. </li></ul>
  8. 8. History of Nike Sweatshops <ul><li>The majority of the Sweatshops were started around 1970. They were located in South Korea and Taiwan. </li></ul><ul><li>In these countries workers were slowly gaining the right to organize and wages were raised. </li></ul>
  9. 9. History of Nike Sweatshops Cont. <ul><li>When the workers started getting better wages, Nike decided to look for new places to build sweatshops. </li></ul><ul><li>These places were China and Vietnam. These two countries were perfect because of there relaxed labor laws. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Protests Against Nike <ul><li>A large amount of people are against Nike’s sweatshops. </li></ul><ul><li>The largest protest would probably the “Boycott Nike” protest. They are trying to get star atheletes to stop using Nike products </li></ul>
  11. 11. Summary of Video <ul><li>All of the pictures and statistics in the video ARE real. </li></ul><ul><li>Young children and adults are being exploited just to make some sneakers. </li></ul><ul><li>I hope this presentation has made you think differently about the shoes you where. </li></ul>
  12. 12. WORKS CITED <ul><li>Boycott Nike. (2005). Saigon. Retrieved March 26, 2008, from </li></ul><ul><li>Nike Campaign. (2007, October 29). Global Exchange. Retrieved March 26, 2008, from </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Nike's New Game Plan for Sweatshops. (2004). BusinessWeek. </li></ul><ul><li>Retrieved March 26, 2008, from </li></ul><ul><li> 38/b3900011_mz001.h </li></ul><ul><li>Peretti, J. (2008). My Nike Media Invention. In The Nation. Retrieved March 27, 2008, from </li></ul>