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Hitting The Wall: Nike And International Labor Practices

782 words - 4 pages

To Whom it May Concern,

I want to begin by congratulating you on your success with the Nike Company. I believe that Nike will continue to grow and be successful in the future. However, with the recent concern of foreign labor abuse growing, I accept your request and would be happy to share with you my opinion on what Nike should do next. I will start by elaborating on the general, specific, and changing environments Nike is facing right now and will continue to face in the future. I will then share my recommendations in how to keep Nike afloat and out of the negative public eye.

First and foremost, the general environment for many large corporations in the United States have moved ...view middle of the document...

One of Nike’s largest competitors, Reebok went out of their way to prove their innocence by giving a tour of their Indonesian factories while Nike refused to do so. In recent months, the labor issue has grown so out of control that President Clinton has set acceptable labor standards in foreign countries and is known as the AIP, or apparel industry partnership. Nike, along with religious groups, labors activists and other companies have joined President Clinton in this coalition. Knight also announced Nike’s membership in the organization, Business for Social Responsibility. However, your uncertainty leads me to believe that Nike wants to know if joining the group will end the negative publicity or if there is more that needs to be done.
While Nike is taking steps in the right direction I personally believe that there are several things Nike needs to do to in order to get back in the United States good graces. Through out the entire scandal Nike, has been very clear that what happens in their contractor’s factories is not in their control. Nike needs to take responsibility and take charge of their third party manufactures. By taking responsibility Nike should be ensuring that factories are paying the legal minimum wage. This may involve investigating what the legal wage is in each country. Media...

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