Foxconn says to boost China worker participation in union

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BlueCannon wrote:

Such a labor union is rarely independent of employer’s influence on concerted activities favorable to management. Workers’ reluctance to join is understandable.

Feb 04, 2013 7:45am EST  --  Report as abuse
Harry079 wrote:

“given that independent labor unions are technically forbidden in China”

Is that like Illegal Immigration is technically forbidden in the United States?

Feb 04, 2013 11:33am EST  --  Report as abuse
flashrooster wrote:

No, Harry. It’s more like the opposite of what we have here; forbidden in every sense except technically.

Hmmm…let’s add this up, shall we? China is a communist state; Chinese officials discourage labor unions; workers in China suffer under low wages and bad working conditions; the rich are getting enormously richer in China, while most remain impoverished; Foxconn, a Taiwanese company, has gotten a lot of flack for the long hours, poor working conditions, and low wages they impose on their workers. To counter this criticism, Foxconn gets behind union support. Okay, all of that is easy to sum up. Suffering Chinese laborers, as well as one of the world’s major companies, recognize that organizing labor is the path toward righting some of the wrongs, the abuses, suffered by Chinese workers, as modern societies all over the globe have come to realize.

Yet here in the good ol’ USofA the “conservatives” work night and day trying to destroy labor unions by weakening them into fecklessness. America’s rightwing, backed by our ruling plutocrats, are on the same page with the Chinese communists. Strip labor of any ability to organize where they could exert influence over business and government. I don’t know about you folks, but I strongly come down on the side of the people, not the profiteers and their puppet politicians. Why on earth would anyone want a world where a very few own everything and everyone else works for them like serfs? That’s where the rightwingers are taking us. And have been very successful at it, too.

Feb 04, 2013 1:50pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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