Some people think about counterfeit merchandise in terms of the occasional purchase of a single knock off item. I learned to view the issue differently in 1999, when I prosecuted a counterfeit merchandise supplier. His warehouse inPrince George’s Countycontained more than 80,000 bootleg CDs and videotapes that were produced without one penny going to the artists and legitimate distributors..
In 2010, Matthew Lacroix, a Rhode Island prison guard, was arrested for creating a fake profile of his boss on Facebook. Now, to be clear, it wasn’t to proclaim his boss’ love for Stargate fan fiction or to commit some kind of fraud. The profile just .
Like our partners in any other country, the factories we contract with in China continue to face challenges as well.The report noted problems including falsification of factory documents such as payroll records, lack of effective grievance systems for disgruntled workers and hiring practices that did not ensure minimum age standards were met.Christopher Svezia, an athletic footwear and apparel analyst with Susquehanna Financial, said Nike has made strides over the years to improve labor conditions in China, where about one third of its shoes are made.think there always going to be incremental issues that crop up as China continues to evolve as an entity in terms of labor laws and salaries and working conditions etcetera, Svezia said.you ever get to a point where it 100 percent perfect? I don know, he added.The report said China is Nike largest single sourcing country, with some 180 manufacturers and about 210,000 employees.Last year, Nike rolled out a program to check the identity of some 150,000 of its workers in China and found 167 cases of people who were below minimum age standards when they were hired but were now 18 or older. Two people were found to be underage.Wages in some places were not tracking government mandated raises, the report said.multiple factors drive up the cost of business, we find that some contract factories try to avoid making changes to wages in a timely manner, the report said.In 2005 and 2006, Nike over 6.53 million yuan ($921,300) in back wages owed to workers in China. Last year, it said it recovered more than 500,000 yuan in back pay.
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