The US Labor Movement and China

A Time for Honest Self-Reflection. Alberto C. Ruiz, CounterPunch, April 27, 2012 The statistics are chilling. In a country where workers have no real right to organize a union, they face an ever falling standard of living. The workers’ attempts to organize independent unions are faced with repression – 25% of the companies illegally fire workers who try to organize; active union supporters indeed have a 1 in 5 chance of being fired; over half of the companies threaten to have undocumented, foreign laborers deported during organizing campaigns ... Of course, this country is not China, but rather, is, according to the AFL-CIO, the United States. ... The