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SWEATSHOP TRANSNATIONAL


source: www.nosweat.org.uk/
sections.php?op=viewarticle&artid=28


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sweatshop transnational

Enormous differences exist between chief executive officers (CEO) and workers wages…

  • Disney’s CEO, Michael Eisner paid himself US$200million in 1996 - US$97,600 per hour - 325,000 times the rate of Haitian workers making their T-shirts. Only 0.3% of the sale price of Disney’s Pocahantas t-shirts, made in Haiti, goes to the production workers in wages.


  • In 1999 Gap CEO, Millard Drexler, ‘earned’ US$172.8 million (US$60,000 an hour). In Russia Gap pays factory workers just 11 cents per hour.


  • In 2000, Phil Knight, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of the Nike Corporation, was worth approximately US$3,800,000,000 (Forbes magazine).

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