July 18, 2011

Feminist? Like Humans? (Yes, Still) Boycott Nike. For now.

Say it ain’t so, Shoe Giant?

10 years ago, Nike reformed its ways. Or, not:

At the Taiwanese-operated Pou Chen Group factory in Sukabumi, Indonesia, which makes Converse shoes for Nike, and PT Amara Footwear factory in Jakarta, workers alleged that they are paid ultra-low wages, regularly verbally and physically abused, and even fired for the act of taking sick leave:

The 10,000 mostly female workers at the Taiwanese-operated Pou Chen plant make around 50 cents an hourread the rest here.

From 10 years ago (Indonesian workers are making 10 cents more an hour, now, than then—10 years ago. That’s a great annual raise, right?):

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