WHERE ARE YOUR CLOTHES FROM?

INDO 1011

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LOTTOa publicly owned
Italian company--Made in Indonesia

• Workers are humiliated and verbally abused
on a daily basis. Women are subjected to sexual harassment by male supervisors and management.

FILA a privately owned US company--Made Indonesia
• Union workers are
harassed by male supervisors and management.

MIZUNO a publicly owned
Japanese company--Made in China

• Workers are fined for

flawed products. They are paid piece rates that vary according to how much the management want them to do.

PUMA a publicly owned German
company--Made in Thailand

• Women work double

shifts and cannot refuse overtime because wages are low.

ADIDAS a publicly owned German
company--Made in Cambodia

• Workers are required to work

for longs hours without breaks. Trips to the bathroom require their card to be stamped by a supervisor. During low seasons their pay is so low it is hard to survive on.

UMBRO a privately owned British
company--Made in China

• Workers are refused
time off when ill. If workers leave the factory they lose a month’s back pay.

• 2000 factories
in Asia: workers sew and assemble its products (Gap Inc., 2004)

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Company logos have become the closest thing we have to an international language, recognised and understood in many more places than English. Activists are now free to swing off this web of logos like spy/spiders--trading information about labor practices, chemical spills, animal cruelty and unethical marketing around the world. --Naomi Klein (2000)

NIKE
• 1970s: Taiwan, South Korea • 1980s: China, Thailand,
Indonessia

• 1990s: 800 contracted

suppliers worldwide, half of them in Asia of shoes each year -Hartman and Wokutch, 2003

• Production: 175 million pairs

Women workers leaving a Nike factory in Indonesia

Survey result on Nike’s 4,450 employees in Indonesia (2008)

• 8% received unwanted sexual comments • 2.5% received unwanted sexual touching on
the job.

• Compare: according to 2007 Wall Street

Journal/NBC poll: 31% of American woman had experienced workplace harrassment survey, the figure was 55% in the American military.

• Compare: according to a 1995 goverment

Survey result on Nike’s 4,450 employees in Indonesia (2008)

• 55% were happy with company medical
clinics

• 45% were unhappy • Compare: few American factories have
company health clinics, and 45 millions Americans lack health insurance

Survey result on Nike’s 4,450 employees in Indonesia (2008)

• 30% had been victims of violent verbal
abuse, like swearing or yelling.

• 73% were satisfied with work relationships

with their direct supervisors, and 68% with factory management

Survey result on Nike’s 4,450 employees in Indonesia (2008)

• While overtime was voluntary, workers felt
pressured to take it.

• Compare: in the American newspaper

industry, overtime at smaller publications was often compulsory and sometimes uncompensated despite labor laws.

Survey result on Nike’s 4,450 employees in Indonesia (2008)

• 90% complained that it was hard to get sick
time off.

• Nike vice president and senior adviser for

corporate responsibility, Maria Eitel: the report findings were disturbing and a remediation plan had begun to address the problems.

NIKE facts:
• Factories: in 55 countries • Contract workers: more than 1/2 millions • Female workers: 83% in the Indonesian

factories, giving them the economic power to help raise their social status

ON THE CONTRARY; Nike in Indonesia, Through a Different Lens by Daniel Akst (March 4, 2001)

• If companies like Nike are the devil that we

know, the off-brand devil that we don't is probably worse. The day may come when Americans display their concern for thirdworld workers by making sure their Nike ''swoosh'' is showing. Then the logo won't be just ubiquitous; it will also be P.C.

Lowongan: Staff Administrasi (code: APSA) Growing Company

• Female, maximum age 28 years • Minimum education: Associate Degree • Expert in office administration • Attractive looking • Single

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