Nike Sweat Shops

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Proposal
for
Making Better Working
Conditions for NIKE
Factory Workers

Prepared for
Mark Parker, CEO
Charlie Denson, President
Philip H. Knight, CBD
Board of Directors

By
Michael Espiritu
Oscar Mejia
Jorge Reinoso

November 20, 2012

Concerned College Students
12345 Fairness Dr.
Westlake, CA 90002
1(818) 555-6969

November 06, 2012

Michael Espiritu
Oscar Mejia
Jorge J. Reinoso

Nike Board of Directors
Nike World Headquarters
One Bowerman Drive
Beaverton, OR 97005

To Chairman Philip H. Knight:

We are proposing to Philip H. Knight and the board of directors of Nike. As concerned citizens, students, and consumers of the city of Los Angeles we feel the necessity of fairness in the labor force especially overseas. Nike has been identified as one of the many big corporations guilty of Labor abuse. Labor abuse is a growing factor overseas and it is only getting worse. A weak economy should not be an excuse for inhumane treatment of employees in sweatshops. The unfair wages for living conditions combined with the physical abuse the employees undergo is an underlying factor for the unethical fallacies American corporations are viewed as today. As human rights advocates, we feel it is our responsibility to represent America the great and uncover the truth behind shady corporations and their working environments. Nike has been a role model to top clothing brands nationwide; this means ethical diversity plays a great role for future employers and the willingness to act responsibly for the people offering their services. We hope this proposal will shine light on the key issues and inspire you to make a difference. Just do it!

Within this report we will identify:

* Issue Identification in Sweatshops……… 2-3
* Possible solutions to issue……………….10
* Benefits of the solution………………….10
* Likely impacts and outcomes……………10

Michael Espiritu
Oscar Mejia
Jorge J. Reinoso

*Table of Contents

Abstract…………………………………………………………………IV 1.0INTRODUCTION……………………………………………………...1
1.1 Purpose……………………………………………………………..1
1.2 Problems……………………………………………………………1
1.2.1 Working Conditions……………………………………...1
1.2.2 Low Wages……………………………………………….1
1.2.3 Child Labor……………………………………………….1 2.0DISCUSSION…………………………………………………………..2
2.1 Working Conditions Addressed………….....………………………2-3 2.2 Low Wages Addresses……………………………………………...3-4 2.3 Child Labor Addressed……………………………………………...4-5 3.0CONCLUSION
3.1 Major Concerns…………………………………………………….10 *
3.2 Recommendations………………………………………………….10 *
3.3 Benefits to a solution……………………………………………….10 *

Abstract

The purpose of this proposal is to convince you, the board of directors of Nike, to perform up to American Standard Labor Laws in your overseas factories. Sweatshop factory employees have been taken advantage of all over the world, particularly in Asia and Central America. Low wages, unpaid overtime and physical abuse, to name a few, of the many list of offenses c ommitted at these sweatshops.

Nike can correct these horrendous conditions and make the working environment not only acceptable but an enjoyable one as well. This proposal will assist by giving you options in which to correct factory standards. Examples of this would be abiding by American Labor Laws, pay minimum wage and, if applicable, compensate them for working overtime. In addition provide suitable working environments if applicable since many workers live on site of these facilities.

When these factories begin to perform ethically, Nike will immediately begin to benefit from increased positive consumer behavior. Also, with improved working environments and wages come increased worker productivity, and a decrease in worker compensation liability. In addition the reputation of Nike will improve in the eyes of the consumer and will create a chain reaction to other sporting apparel brands to become ethically sound corporations.

1.0 Introduction
1.1 Purpose

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