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Nike FACTs and FAQs
Nike's labor abuses ...
FACT #1. Nike violates local minimum wage laws, pays subsistence wages and illegally
forces massive overtime.
FAQ #1. Why do people keep taking the
FACT #2. Nike subjects workers (90% young women and girls) to criminally dangerous, brutal
FAQ #2. Do other shoe companies act the
FACT #3. Nike supports military dictatorships that crush labor unions and worker protest.
FAQ #3. Do Nike jobs raise living
standards in the long run?
Nike's advertising contract with the University of
FACT #4. Nike gets cheap, tax-deductible advertising, secret product testing, training for
PR flacks, prestige, etc.
FAQ #4. Whats wrong with Nike ads?
FACT #5. UM student-athletes and athletic staff lose precious freedoms of expression and
FAQ #5. Are athletes critical of Nike?
FACT #6. UM gets shoes n stuff"donations" indirectly from oppressed
workers and gouged consumers.
FAQ #6. Do we need Nike?
FACT #7. UM and other schools can help change Nikes behavior by stopping the ads and
the critical silence.
FAQ #7. Who makes the decisions around
Nike's propaganda lies ...
FACT #8. Nervous, Nike insults everyones intelligence with its intensive campus PR
using Nike-paid "reports".
List of references ...
The information in this document comes from Nikes own internal reports, from
respected news organizations, and from independent human rights investigations, all recent
(1996-97)references are in square braces, sources listed at the end, along with ways
to get further details, examples, and analysis. Though most available research concerns
Indonesia, Vietnam, and China, where Nike concentrates the bulk of its factories, there is
reason to expect similar conditions elsewhere in the world. The UM/Nike contract was
attained through the Freedom of Information Act.
Recent Just Dont Do It Campaign actions have involved: Coalition of Asian
Social Work Students, College Democrats, East Timor Action Coalition, Environmental
Action, Environmental Clearinghouse, Environmental Issues Committee of MSA, Environmental
Justice Group, Free Mumia Coalition/Anti-Racist Action, Global Exchange, Guild House
Campus Ministry SIGN, Huron Valley/Student Greens, Overseas Development Network,
Solidarity, Student Peace Action at UM, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 951,
Vietnamese Student Association, Womens International League for Peace and Freedom.
To get involved, email firstname.lastname@example.org