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Jim is running for Assembly in LD30, and runs Educating for Justice, a US-based labor rights organization that focuses on SE Asia. .
When President Obama spoke at Nike’s headquarters in May to promote the Trans Pacific Partnership trade pact, each of us was shocked given our first-hand knowledge of Nike’s consistently poor treatment of its workers overseas.
In Indonesia, Nike has 168,000 workers who are paid a paltry $212 a month. Here Nike has busted unions, refused to pay even the minimum wage, has verbally and physically threatened workers for exercising their fundament right to freely associate, and they have cheated workers of millions of dollars in overtime pay. Along with the labor rights violations, Nike has also been dumping and burning scrap shoe rubber in Indonesian villages for 25 years – pumping toxins and carcinogens into the air, water, and soil.
In Malaysia, Nike has been found guilty of employing thousands of illegally trafficked workers. These workers had their passports confiscated to prevent them running away to get help or to find a better job. For years, Nike turned a blind eye on this issue until we brought the matter to prime-time TV and forced them to address it.
Promoted by Rosi. I’ve also added a bonus video on the jump page, ICYMI – Keady on The Ed Show last week discussing trade issues with Michael Eric Dyson, Rep. Mark Pocan, and Lori Wallach.
My name is Jim Keady, and I’m running for NJ State Assembly in the 30th Legislative District. You might know me as the guy Chris Christie told to sit down and shut up last fall when I stood up to him and challenged him on the Jersey Shore Sandy recovery funding.
In case you missed this, I was on WBAI radio on June 12th talking about my recent trip to Vietnam and the Trans-Pacific Partnership. If you have 10 minutes, listen to what I learned meeting with labor leaders and organizers in Vietnam about the effects that the TPP would have on workers and the world economy.
If you agree with my position on this issue, I’d ask that you consider making a donation to my campaign for Assembly. Thank you for your support.