Low Wage Manufacturing Benefits

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Every year the United States imports millions of goods made in foreign countries and has the goods shipped to stores all over America. The goods imported range from apparel all the way to electronics from factories located in places such as Bangladesh and India. Many apparel companies are sending their manufacturing overseas because it is less expensive for them to have it made in a third world country and shipped to the United States than to have it made in the United States to begin with. A majority of all manufacturing facilities are located in low economical and poorly educated countries and are commonly considered low wage companies. In low wage manufacturing companies there are flaws, such as long hours and unsafe working conditions. …show more content…
If companies were to increase the price to produce the item they would have to increase the price of the item when it is sold to the consumer in order to maintain the same amount of profit and keep up with the demands of consumers. Since manufacturing facilities in smaller countries can pay their workers lower wages, they can export products at very low prices. By paying less for production, businesses are able to keep the price of products on the shelf lower. Despite lower production costs, low wage manufacturing companies are a controversial topic because there are several different points of view that people have …show more content…
Employees are treated like slaves, being forced to work long hours, with unsafe conditions; some employees even die while working in these factories. Employees often attempt to strike for better working conditions but are quickly shut down by managers and factory owners and the demands are not met. In the last three years over 1,600 people have died due to working conditions in low-wage manufacturing companies and many more have been injured due to the unsafe conditions that they are exposed to on a daily basis ("Sweatshops are the norm in the global apparel industry. We’re standing up to change that."). By shutting down strikes, factory owners are putting employees at risk for death or injury due to not listening to the problems that are going on in their facilities. Like any business, there are problems, but there are also many benefits that come from these

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