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Announcement :: Human Rights : Labor : Politics
Exploitative Labor Makes Mockery of Upcoming Olympic Games
08 Jul 2004
The theme of the 2004 summer Olympic Games is "celebrate humanity," yet the workers who make the gear and clothing for the upcoming Olympics suffer terribly inhumane working conditions and have few rights.
There’s a shocking hypocrisy in the upcoming Olympic Games. The official promotional theme of this August’s Games is “Celebrate Humanity,” yet, ironically, the labor practices of Fila and the other official suppliers of the Games (sportswear giants like Umbro, Puma, Asics, Lotto, Kappa and Mizuno) violate accepted international labor standards!

The workers, mostly women, responsible for producing the gear the athletes will wear this August work in terrible conditions with few rights – they endure forced overtime, fines for mistakes, and threats of being fired for joining unions. Hardly a “celebration of humanity”…

That’s why Oxfam America launched PlayByTheRules.org, a new U.S.-focused campaign that’s part of a larger global effort to use the power of consumer pressure to convince Fila and the other Olympics suppliers to the appalling working conditions in their supply factories.

Help put an end to exploitative labor in the Olympic Games by clicking below to send an email to the CEO of Fila now: http://www.PlayByTheRules.org
Then help spread the word by asking your friends to join you in speaking out.
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*PlayByTheRules.org is a part of a larger global campaigning effort by Global Unions, Clean Clothes Campaign and Oxfam to shed light on labor abuses. If you’d like to learn more about the international effort, please visit www.FairOlympics.org.
See also:
http://www.PlayByTheRules.org
http://www.FairOlympics.org

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