Workplace Standards and Overseas Labor
What do you think about workplace standards and overseas labor?
Address your answer for an audience of employers who are looking to expand their business overseas where labor costs are less than in the U.S. Should a company advocate for labor rights, a minimum wage, and unionization in developing countries where it has operations? What right does a Western company have to insist that its foreign contractors observe in their factories the protocols required in the West? What ethical responsibilities do individual consumers have when dealing with companies that rely on overseas labor? Should businesses adopt universal workplace standards regarding working conditions and employee protections? Why or why not?