Nike exploits foreign workers

November 16, 2012 

Nike is one of the biggest, most famous shoe, clothing and fashion lines in America. Everywhere you go, you see that familiar swoosh logo. From sports equipment to fashionable shoes and clothes, Nike is most popular in the realm of athletics. But behind that cool-looking logo, and all the money the company produces, there are some things people don't know. For those pair of Nikes you buy for $60 or more, the person who made that shoe gets paid a lot less than the U.S. minimum wage.

While Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan get paid millions for advertising for Nike, the people in the countries where the products are made aren't even getting paid enough to have the necessities of life.

JOVEE RODRIGUEZ, age 17

Sierra View Christian School

Ripon

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