Local reports indicate that over 20,000 Vietnamese workers have gone on strike at a factory that accounts for approximately 4% of Nike's 225 million pairs of shoes produced annually. The workers at Ching Luh plant, in southern Long An province are demanding a 200,000 dong raise, or approximately $12.56, per year to 1 million dong, or $62.79.

According to the reports, a majority of the plant's workforce is young rural women, who are paid approximately 14% more than minimum wage, but that real earnings have severely eroded in the face of heavy inflation.