[lbo-talk] CTW goes to China

Stephen Philion stephen.philion at gmail.com
Thu May 24 12:33:04 PDT 2007

The unions' outreach to the ACFTU has been dogged by questions about the Chinese group's independence from the Communist Party and whether it really acts as an advocate for workers' interests. The AFL-CIO and some other international labor groups don't recognize the ACFTU as a legitimate union.

Change to Win officials said the ACFTU is less state-directed than in the past and that they are trying to encourage the body to act more aggressively to protect workers' rights and raise standards.

--This is a big development and I suspect it will push the AFL-CIO to move in this direction also. The alternative of no relations and no impact on what happens to workers in China has gone nowhere.


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