Workers in Vietnam, mostly women as young as 14 years old, toil to make over a million Nike shoes a month and earning $1.60 per day. The cost of simple meals is over $2.00 per day. Corporal punishment is common in these factories. Nike officials are reluctant to change conditions in these contract factories. Nguyen and Ballinger discuss experiences with workers at Nike factories and Nike public relations.
Segment Subjects (keywords for the segment): Vietnam, Nike, Nguyen, Ballinger, sweatshop, Global Exchange
Thuyen Nguyen, reporter for Vietnam Labor Watch
Jeff Ballinger, director of Press for Change