Comm 281 2 - 16. What is the official reason often given...

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16. What is the “official reason” often given for why countries lure factories inside their borders if they don’t bring in tax money or create local infrastructure, and simply export everything that’s made outside of their borders? The official reason is a trickle-down theory: these zones are job-creation programs and the income the workers earn will eventually fuel sustainable- growth in the local economy. 17. How have the prominent brands who manufacture in China viewed the 87cents an hour paid to Chinese workers? They are still refusing to pay workers in China the 87 cents that would cover their cost of living, stave off illness and even allow them to send a little money home to their families 18. Why was the Workers Assistance Center founded in Cavite? 19. What have unionized factories in the Philippines done after closing down? reopened inside the Cavite Export Processing Zone in order to take advantage of all the incentives 20. What is a “regular shift” at the All Asia garment factory?
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This note was uploaded on 12/30/2009 for the course COMM 287 taught by Professor Sutjhally during the Spring '07 term at UMass (Amherst).

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