Source: Encyclopedia Britannica World Data
I'm not sure how this will change the textile industry...
Signed by George W. Bush in 2003. The agreement is made up of a coalition of US companies, such as AIG, Starbucks, UPS, Cargill, Ford, and numerous others
Evidently this act reduces taxes and tariffs on imported shoes. The question is, where does the extra money go? To the factory workers? to the American consumer? Or to the global corporations that sell the products?
According to the LOC, this bill is still in limbo
A report by the Clean Clothes Campaign suggests that unions in Thailand are helping improve conditions for workers. Their examples are in the Mikasa factory, where soccer balls are made.
According to this 2004 report by the Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America, this is the profile of labor costs for footwear in Thailand:26.5 million pair of shoes shipped to US (1.28 % of overall market)Cost of labor:
Because so many families migrate from Burma to Thailand, they are not legal workers, and thus have no recourse when they face long hours, no breaks, or brutality from the police in Thailand.
A corporate watchdog from Finland reports human rights violations of Burmese workers in pineapple factories.
These are shoes