[lbo-talk] CTW goes to China
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
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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