To understand the challenges of operating in multiple countries with different legal and societal standards, we will start with a case on nike like many other companies, nike expanded its international sourcing by working with independent contractors to access low cost labor in its overseas plants. This is the second lawsuit filed against nike since spring, when more than a dozen executives left the company goldman agreed in june to settle the case and pay stein and her attorneys. Jeff ballinger he is currently on a research fellowship in the political science department of mcmaster university, in hamilton, ontario in 1992, ballinger wrote the first expose of nike's abusive labor policies for harper's and played an instrumental role in getting several dozen ngos to support the courageous struggle of workers at nike. By jeff ballinger photo source bill smith | cc by 20 if you have a world-class grievance- and colin kaepernick certainly does- what a godsend it must've been for him to get that call from nike.
Eliseo arteaga rao bus 187 9-19-11 1 i do not believe jeff ballinger has a convincing argument against nike i do believe he has a convincing argument against labor conditions in indonesia. Obama chooses nike headquarters to make his pitch on trade the president wants to transform nike from an argument against lowering trade barriers into an argument for it jeff ballinger. Jeff ballinger, who works for the labor nonprofit press for change, was instrumental in bringing nike's activities to light the case reached. According to jeff ballinger, a key nike critic, he argued that nike's policy of competing on the basis of cost reduction by outsourcing manufacturing to count.
Bowing to pressure from critics who have tried to turn its famous shoe brand into a synonym for exploitation, nike inc promised today to root out underage workers and require overseas. Nike's profits jump on the backs of asian workers to be sparks struck by a steely intellect against the tortuous rocks of a particular age, even though he. Jeff ballinger from press for change proved be one of the first, and leading voices against nike's practices - especially in indonesia perhaps in this case we ought to have performed more. Jeff ballinger, an activist in 1991 decided to explore the issues of child labour in a nike factory in indonesia nike's logo in 1992, ballinger published his article on harpers bazaar magazine.
Read the report hitting the wall: nike and international labor practices case #9-700-047, found in your course pack discussion questions: does jeff ballinger have a convincing argument about nike. Guide to case analysis does jeff ballinger have a convincing argument about nike does nike have a convincing response (be sure to describe the points. In 1991, nike was a surging footwear company, but its growth and image faced a major hurdle when a report surfaced highlighting sweatshop conditions a.
The campaign against nike, adidas, and reebok in indonesia was essentially a media campaign, which operated (and continues to operate) through contacts with newspaper columnists, magazine writers, tv shows, and other outlets. Jeff ballinger, the author of the piece, also reported on abusive treatment from management, inadequate breaks, and punishing production quotas in the case of nike, consumers had other. Interview with jeff ballinger: ballinger says csr is a fraud that undermines worker rights, corporate crime reporter, may 24, 2007 steve duin, nike back in responsibility rehab , the oregonian , june 3, 2007.
Nike does it to vietnam by jeff ballinger and the korean manager fled to seoul after charges were filed against him the case could be settled if nike took. 1991: problems start in 1991 when activist jeff ballinger publishes a report documenting low wages and poor working conditions in indonesia nike first formally responds to complaints with a. In what may be the first of several such actions, four former nike employees have sued the company alleging it violated equal pay laws, discriminated against women and looked the other way at. In 1991, activist jeff ballinger published a report detailing the low wages and poor working conditions in nike's indonesian factories soon after, the brand became the subject of an aggressive and sustained campaign by united students against sweatshops.
Jeff ballinger from press for change has provided a chronology of the nike anti-sweatshop campaign his account focuses on indonesia in particular but it is still useful for those studying the campaign in other areas of the world. Nike jeff ballinger have a case against nike: nike case study abstract nike in its creative way has moved athletic shoes from utilitarian necessities into glamorous accessories and in the process is constantly reinventing all parts of the shoe including the heel (heizer, j and render, b 2010.
Nike says chinese labor issues persist labor activist jeff ballinger says nike still positions itself heavily in countries where workers don't or can't unionize or managers won't bargain to. What were nike's mistakes in handling the negative publicity activist jeff ballinger publishes a report documenting low wages and poor working conditions in. Start studying case debriefs (starbucks, suncor, nike) learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools who was jeff ballinger.