trade unions

Strikes & Protests Surge in China

The Los Angeles Times’ Barbara Demick examines the continuing rise of “mass incidents” as a means to address specific grievances such as pollution and land seizures. These demonstrators have a narrow agenda and...

Han Dongfang: China’s Main Union Is Yet to Earn Its Job

Han Dongfang, the worker turned labor activist who led worker protests at Tiananmen Square in 1989, has changed his view of the official union, the All-China Federation of Trade Unions, which he has long opposed. He writes in an...

Small Steps Toward Trade Unionization in China’s Wal-Marts

China Labor News Translations released this report: The trade unions in Chinese Wal-Mart stores are often dismissed as hollow shells set up by the All China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU) without workers’ involvement. But...



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