U. of Wis. cuts ties with Nike over l...

U. of Wis. cuts ties with Nike over labor concerns

There are 13 comments on the The Seattle Times story from Apr 9, 2010, titled U. of Wis. cuts ties with Nike over labor concerns. In it, The Seattle Times reports that:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison canceled its licensing agreement with Nike Inc.

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lebron shoes

Putian, China

#1 Apr 18, 2010
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The Truth Hurts

Quezon City, Philippines

#3 Apr 19, 2010
Who cares? If the shoes were made almost anywhere else they would cost more. If those people weren't making shoes for Phil Knight, they'd be going hungry.

If you don't like Nike, don't buy them. But blaming the company for getting the best deal possible in manufacturing their products is silly. You'd probably be naked and bored if you deprived yourself of items made in China.
getabook

Sussex, WI

#4 Apr 19, 2010
The Truth Hurts wrote:
Who cares? If the shoes were made almost anywhere else they would cost more. If those people weren't making shoes for Phil Knight, they'd be going hungry.
If you don't like Nike, don't buy them. But blaming the company for getting the best deal possible in manufacturing their products is silly. You'd probably be naked and bored if you deprived yourself of items made in China.
Did you read the article? can you read? The workers were owed severance from factories closing last year...
The Truth Hurts

Quezon City, Philippines

#5 Apr 19, 2010
Sorry, I only have a simple degree from Rutgers. I sure wish I had one from the land of beer, brats and women who look like men. Then I would probably understand all about cheese curds and why the Packers suck so badly.

The story plainly stated that Nike subcontracts out there factories. They do this in a number of nations and ALWAYS due to financial pressures. In an effort to placate (sorry, look it up) tree huggers and others who whine but have no better plan, they separate themselves from hiring and maintaining foreign labor. Further, local laws often mandate that indigenous (another big word, cheesehead) management is better prepared to insulate the company from problems.

I a shame that some backwards Wisconsinites can't figure that out. The company owes no debt to teh laborers. The factory was closed and the grumblings are an external matter. No one promised them a rose garden. If someone told you life was fair, I can see why you are stuck in Wisconsin. Live the dream, hater.
The Truth Hurts

Quezon City, Philippines

#6 Apr 19, 2010
Typing on a BlackBerry has it's limits. Before big forehead boy jumps on the typos:

"It is a shame that some backwards Wisconsinites can't figure that out. The company owes no debt to the laborers. The factory was closed and the grumblings are an external matter. No one promised them a rose garden. If someone told you life was fair, I can see why you are stuck in Wisconsin. Live the dream, hater."

It's too bad that you lost the genetic lottery and this battle. Have a PBR.
Johnny

Wilmington, DE

#7 Apr 19, 2010
What needs fixing is Honduras, not Nike. A deal is not a deal in Honduras. If the University of Wisconsin would like to do something constructive, that is what they should focus on.

“SEMPER FI”

Since: Feb 10

Location hidden

#8 Apr 19, 2010
Johnny wrote:
What needs fixing is Honduras, not Nike. A deal is not a deal in Honduras. If the University of Wisconsin would like to do something constructive, that is what they should focus on.
Here's a novel idea....how about the University focusing on EDUCATION!
Johnny

Gary, IN

#9 Apr 19, 2010
Beersteiner wrote:
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Here's a novel idea....how about the University focusing on EDUCATION!
I doubt they are going to do much of anything about anything except a little huffing and puffing.
The Truth Hurts

Quezon City, Philippines

#10 Apr 19, 2010
I see that our Wisconsinite fled when confronted with the facts. It figures.

As has been stated, this has NOTHING to do with Nike. The inedependent management company is at odds with FORMER employees. Given the global economy this is hardly novel.
Waste of time

Sussex, WI

#11 Apr 19, 2010
The Truth Hurts wrote:
I see that our Wisconsinite fled when confronted with the facts. It figures.
As has been stated, this has NOTHING to do with Nike. The inedependent management company is at odds with FORMER employees. Given the global economy this is hardly novel.
Your wisconsinite doesnt sit on the computer all day like you. I actually have a life...If you have nothing better to do than to put me down or people from wisconsin, then you really really need to get a life!!
Waste of time

Sussex, WI

#12 Apr 19, 2010
You can keep spewing out silly little facts that probably took you all day to look up since you have nothing better to do, but I have nothing more to say to someone who cant write a sentence without calling someone names or putting them down...Have a good day
The Truth Hurts

Quezon City, Philippines

#13 Apr 19, 2010
Little man,
You began the insult parade but when you have your post spotlighted for juvenile theatrics you cry foul. That is pathetic but expected.

You f*cked up, stooge. You failed to investigate the facts before acting like a three year old. As such, you were disciplined in front of the board. Cry all you want. Don't throw stones if you live in a glass house, goober.
Johnny

Hinsdale, IL

#14 Apr 20, 2010
For the benefit of those who may be interested in a little factual information, the University of Wisconsin is located in the capital city of Madison, and Madison is located in Dane County. Dane county is the most liberal county in the state, Madison is more liberal than the county, and UW-Madison is more liberal than the city. This makes it a little strange to suppose that the opinions that come out of UW-Madison reflect the opinions of the people of Wisconsin generally, because they do not.

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