Nike Forced Labor in China

Posted by Jihad N. Hasan.

Many of us are aware of Nike’s strategic manufacturing practices and their innovative tactics to save money. The reality is that it costs Nike $3 to make a pair of shoes. The truth is that hundreds of Uyghur women were being forced to make these Nike shoes. They could not return home and they also would be risking their lives if they ever chose to speak up. Today, it is stated that these conditions are no longer existent. Given the fact that information given to auditors can be fabricated and that Nike continues to separate themselves from this situation, provides me with the assumption that they have something to hide.

Quite honestly, I believe that these processes are shameful. It seems as if these corporations are only looking for money. Many individuals possess little to no sympathy for another’s predicament as long as they are putting money in their pockets. Unfortunately, this is the world we live in.

Jihad is a business law student at the Stillman School of Business, Seton Hall University.