Nike Sweatshops in Indonesia

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Nike Sweatshops in Indonesia
by: Ben Thompson
• Nike has 43 factories and one hundred and sixty
thousand workers in Indonesia alone.
• Workers are making a mere dollar and twentyfive cents a day.
• Kids are being forced to work long,
hard hours in hot, crouded factories.
• Factory bosses work in coherence with the local
mafias to have them enforce rules and treating
non-listening workers.
• If they don’t do what is asked there wiped, beat,
killed, threatened at gun point, and/or have their
house rant sacked.
• Nike is paying Tiger Woods enough money
that every second he could buy a house in the
slums of Indonesia.
• Tiger Woods makes as much as a person in
Indonesia does in 9.5 years in 1 round of golf.
9.5 years of work
1Round of Golf
VS.
Behind the Swoosh
• Behind the Swoosh is an organization that is
trying to improve the working conditions in
the sweatshops of Indonesia.
• Education for Justice is another
organization Jim Keady started
to help raise money to help
improve the working conditions.
Jim Keady
• Jim Keady was born in 1973
• He is single with a three year old daughter
• He was born in Belmar, N.J.
• He has a masters degree with
distinction in theology from St. John’s
University
Average Hourly Apparel Worker Wages
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Bangladesh
China
Costa Rica
Dominican Republic
El Salvador
Haiti
Honduras
Indonesia
Nicaragua
Vietnam
Hourly Wage in U.S. $
$0.13
$ 0.44
$2.38
$1.62
$1.38
$0.49
$1.31
$0.34
$0.76
$0.26
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Bangladesh
China
Costa Rica
Dominican
Republic
El Salvador
Haiti
Honduras
Indonesia
Nicaragua
Hourly Wage of an Apparel Worker in U.S. Money
Vietnam
Sweatshop Weekly Wages Compared
To Other Countries.
Country
Weekly Wage per Person
Indonesia Sweatshop Worker
$23.80
Laos
$51.90
Vietnam
$66.34
Japan
$659.60
United States
$925.00
Weekly Wage per Person
$1,000.00
$900.00
$800.00
$700.00
$600.00
$500.00
Weekly Wage per Person
$400.00
$300.00
$200.00
$100.00
$0.00
Sweatshop Worker
Laos
Vietnam
Japan
United States
• Workers are being exposed to harmful
chemicals in the factories.
• Nike burns scrap materials in villages where
kids play everyday exposing them to harmful
fumes.
• Kids are getting lung
and breathing problems
Jim Keady,with
from this.
Nike tags,infont
of a pile of Nike
trash that’s
about to be
burned
• The burning of scraps gives the kids breathing
problems.
• The kids are being forced to play in different
areas because of the burning of the scraps.
Work Cited
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Behind the Swoosh. Perf. Jim Keady. Documentary
Fisher, Fredrick. Indonesia. North America: Gareth Stevens, 2000. Print.
Nike Sweatshops - Try Not to Cry. Dir. Somenextstuff. Somenextstuff, 2007.
Slide program.
Riley, Judy. "News & Events | Jim Keady: Behind the Swoosh." University of
Minnesota Morris.1 Dec.2008.Web. 20 Feb.2012
http://www.morris.umn.edu/newsevents/view.php?itemID=6937
"Who Is Jim Keady?" Behind the Swoosh. Www.ciaspeakers.com. Web. 20 Feb.
2012.
<http://www.ciaspeakers.com/pages/documents/jim_keady_flyer_r3.pdf>.
Ritter, Brian. "Jim Keady: National Hero." Yahoo! Voices - Voices.yahoo.com.
Www.yahoo.com,7 Jan. 2010. Web. 20 Feb. 2012.
<http://voices.yahoo.com/jim-keady national-hero-5195459.html>.

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