Jakarta Globe Profiles Jim Keady

From The Jakarta Globe:

A towering blond, 40-year old Jim Keady’s presence is a stark contrast to the group he has fervently defended for the past decade.

Thousands of workers from a Nike plant in Serang, Banten province, have Keady to thank for a victory against their employer, who withheld overtime pay worth nearly $1 million.

Nikomas, a supplier for athletic wear giant Nike, has also promised to create a reporting mechanism for labor-related complaints in coordination with the National Workers Union (SPN).

To Keady, who operates a nongovernmental organization called Team Sweat, this was not the first victory, but it was certainly the most symbolic since Nike had more than 30 suppliers in the country for its footwear and apparel, employing at least 140,000 workers….


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