As world watches soccer's Cup, Nike critic sees red
Date of publication: June 28, 2010
Source: Los Angeles Times
Author: John M. Glionna
Reporting from Jakarta, Indonesia —
Like any die-hard sports fan, Jim Keady eagerly anticipated soccer's World Cup.
But he isn't at home watching the matches. Instead, the 38-year-old New Jersey native has been in Indonesia, talking to the workers who make the Nike jerseys worn by nine of the teams in the tournament.
For years, the former professional goalie has waged a one-man campaign to highlight Nike's labor practices, complaining that the company pays Indonesian workers low wages to stitch together the uniforms that have made the company the world's most successful sports garment manufacturer...