Nike started having board meetings with the Vietnamese government about whether Nike could build a factory.
The Vietnamese government wanted better connections with the USA after the Vietnam War. they also wanted there people to gain money and the infrastructure.
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the Vietnamese are people too
now the factory's are built Nike becomes the biggest foreign employer in Vietnam.
however the working conditions were very poor so the workers complained to Nike and the government. Nike then threatened to pull out of the country when the government made headlines in the newspapers.
although the newspapers were hushed up quickly the news still got to the western world who staged protests, walkouts and refused to buy Nike products.
Nike had to improve conditions and so did this in all their factorys across the world. Now Nike has to publish information about workers conditions.they do this on their website Nike.biz.