The Work Environment
A Delicate Balance between Efficient and Cruel

Thus far the paper has progressed well.   Child labor, sweatshops, working hours, and worker compensation are all still hot topics online.   There are not only dozens of articles written, but also many groups both formed and forming to help stop the use of sweatshops and inhumane treatment of workers.   To counteract the hostility brought forth by human rights activist, both historians and businessmen have published writings supporting the use of sweatshops.   There are many views and angles I wish to discuss in my paper.  

I will discuss articles describing the details of what unethical conduct is happening.   Such as: recently factor suicides, factories and their safety procedures, length or the work day, and breaks during the day.   More importantly I will look at how these impact business. Another point will be American companies and what they do to help and hurt the situation. What happens in third would countries rest mainly on the United States.   America’s buying power, trade, laws, and tariffs are much more powerful then her weapons.   Thus US companies can greatly help stop these poor conditions, or they can merely paint a picture they are doing their part as a PR move.

I will also look into the laws countries establish to help protect their people.   In China the laws are rarely enforced for the laborers.   The pros and cons of government interventions will also be evaluated and reviewed.   The paper will also discuss what actions the workers take to try and improve their situations.
Here is an excerpt from the paper.   This comes from one of the key points the paper will discuss; America’s corporate huge impact on working conditions abroad.

BusinessWeek the magazine has published many articles about sweatshops and their abuse to workers in China.   In the article Secrets, Lies, and Sweatshops BusinessWeek reports that Wal-Mart factories that have previously violated the law,...