China: Labor activism in China inspires workers throughout Asia
Waging Nonviolence, Eric Stoner
In recent months, workers in China have boldly gone on strike and won concessions from their employers. This wave of labor unrest is inspiring other exploited, low-wage workers throughout Asia – many of whom work for major US corporations, like Gap, Nike and Wal-Mart – to take action as well.
In Cambodia, thousands of workers began a five-day strike yesterday to demand higher wages and better benefits. According to Reuters:
The fact that so many workers in the region are asserting themselves at the same time gives them more power. As the Financial Times explains:
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