Friday, September 10, 2010

Chinese Workers: Slaves to Technology?

Wow, this is intense. I've always had a soft spot for Johann Harri, but he was golden in this clip.

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I'm not at all surprised to hear that the Department of Commerce is trying to suppress the formation of worker unions, but it is pretty disheartening.

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  2. Well. That's sad, especially given the Chinese economic and political trajectory. Perhaps as they get richer, their political practices will become more liberal.

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  3. If we look to our history, we see that the rise of labor unions was the beginning of "worker's rights".
    Things we take for granted today, like 8 hour work shifts, two days off every week, child labor laws, workers comp, were nonexistent before workers banded together and demanded those things.

    I like your Maya Angelou quote over there on the right. I like this on frm her in this situation:
    "No man is free until all men are free".

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