Wildcat Strikes Push China to Write New Labor Laws

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by Ellen David Friedman | Labor Notes | Click HERE to read article

More than 30 years since China opened up to foreign investment, wildcat strikes surge month after month. They are driven by workers with no meaningful access to union representation, to a worker center, to the media, to legal mechanisms, or to government intervention on their behalf. And yet workers in industries from electronics to health care continue to strike, impelled by low wages as low as $2 an hour.