The problem originates from major companies outsourcing their labor mainly to 3rd world countries. From Brookings, “Foreign nations that wish to be granted free access to the world’s biggest and richest markets should be required to observe fundamental human values, including labor rights.” There are good ideas and solutions out there, they just need to be uncovered and put into place. What I see as the biggest issue is how impacted people are by money. Using cheap labor drives the profit margins up and creates more earning.
Without these wealthy influential people benefitting it would be shut down and these people would have fair opportunity. The rich and companies are pushing for this labor to continue to increase profits and it’s inhibiting the solutions to this issue. Independent Institute says, “Over the past decade U.S. firms and their subcontractors have faced protests from student groups, labor leaders, and some government officials for employing sweatshop labor.” These places will need more than just a few protests to be improved and many of the people in power aren’t willing to fix it.
Another issue is the domination of large corporations. For example, good on you discusses how Nike has turned its back on many unfair practices and avoiding as much backlash as possible.