Trina Tocco, International Labor Rights Forum
On Monday night, Anita Chan (China Labor News Translations) and Jeff Fiedler (FAST-Research Associates of America) gave a terrific analysis of labor rights in China today as well as specific information about the way in which workers took part in forming a union at Wal-Mart retail stores in China more than two years ago. As you probably know, forming a union in China is very different than what happens in the US since there is only one union in China and it is controlled by the government.
You can learn more about the ACFTU (All China Federation of Trade Unions) and China labor law by checking out one of Manfred's recent blogs here.
You can also learn about the recent efforts to organize Wal-Mart workers by checking out a recent blog written by Paul Garver here.
What I thought was most interesting about the discussion were the difficulties the audience had with determining what they could actually do to support strong labor standards and their working brother and sisters across China.