by Paul Garver
DATE: Sun. March 17th, 2013
TIME: 4:00 PM – 6: 00 PM
PLACE: Joseph S. Murphy Institute
25 West 43rd Street, 18th floor
New York City
Sponsored by Jacobin Magazine, Labor Notes and Talking Union
· Eli Friedman, Cornell University
· Anita Chan, University of Technology-Sydney
· Chris King-Chi Chan, City University of Hong Kong
· Elaine Sio-ieng Hui, University of Kassel, and others
· Seth Ackerman, Jacobin magazine
Over the past few years, millions of Chinese workers have been striking for better pay and working conditions – and many have been winning their demands. This activity – especially against a background of labor defeat in the developed world – is both stunning and largely unexplored. Talking Union has been covering these developments for several years.
This Roundtable will provide an opportunity to learn more about what is happening in China. Professor Eli Friedman will give depth and detail to the strike wave, with particular attention to the question of contemporary trends that will influence the future of Chinese labor politics. (See “China in Revolt” – Jacobin Magazine, Summer 2012 for background.)
Commentary will be provided by several leading China labor scholars, all drawing from extensive research. The discussion is intended for activists, academics and practitioners.