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An America drowning in red ink is the land of the free no more
Topic - Geoffrey Crothall
Recent labor strikes in communist China expose more than just poor working conditions in factories, as workers steer clear of their government representatives to demand more money and more workplace democracy.
"They have no other way of voicing their grievances," said Geoffrey Crothall, communications director for China Labour Bulletin, a Hong Kong organization that promotes employee rights in China. "There are no formal channels of communication or ways of resolving grievances through peaceful negotiation."
"Workers are expected to obey their manager at all times, not to question but simply do what they are told," Mr. Crothall said. "That atmosphere is not conducive to a happy or contented workforce. It's a very dehumanizing way of treating workers."