China on Strike! Seattle/Tacoma tour

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Join a discussion with contributing authors to “China on Strike, Narratives of Workers’ Resistance” – themselves Chinese factory workers, who conducted dozens of interviews with other workers to document internal migration, struggles with employers and the state, worker culture, and other issues related to China’s explosive growth.

China has been the fastest growing major economy in the world for three decades. It is also home to some of the largest, most incendiary, and most underreported labor struggles of our time. The event will also celebrate the release of China on Strike, an important new collection that provides an intimate and revealing window into the lives of workers organizing in some of China’s most profitable factories, which supply Apple, Nike, Hewlett Packard, and other multinational companies.

**Part of a National Tour, co-sponsored by Haymarket Books and Labor Notes

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Speakers:

Mi Tu has been doing translations of literature on the struggles of workers’ in other countries, as well research on workers in China state-owned enterprises, since her university studies. Mi has been working in factories and interviewing her fellow workers, especially those engaged in struggles in the Pearl River Delta. China on Strike has compiled some of these interviews. Mi currently assists the collective actions of workers struggling against occupational diseases.

Fan Gang has also been working in factories, doing interviews and compiling accounts of workers’ collective struggles in the Pearl River Delta, such as his article “Strikes Over the Relocation of Factories” in 2013.

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Find out more about the book:
http://www.haymarketbooks.org/pb/China-on-Strike

More about nation-wide tour, see here

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Seattle/Tacoma Events:

April 11th
Washington State Labor Council
321 16th Ave S
Seattle
6pm-8pm
Facebook event here

April 12th
Bellingham

April 13th
University of Washington (Tacoma)
11:00am-12:30pm @ UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON TACOMA

in Tioga Library Building room 307B (1907 Jefferson Avenue)
***this is open to the public, part of Alex Morrow’s regularly scheduled Ethnic, Gender, Labor Studies class

6:00pm @ PIERCE COUNTY CENTRAL LABOR COUNCIL

during the regularly scheduled delegate meeting. 3049 S 36th St #101, Tacoma, WA 98409
-the council will be conducting normal business but we are all welcome and encouraged to attend.
Facebook event here

April 14th
University of Washington (Seattle)
Communications building Room 120
4pm-6pm
Facebook event here

Sponsors:

Haymarket Books, Labor Notes, Pacific Rim Solidarity Network (PARISOL), Harry Bridges Labor Center (University of Washington Seattle), Legacy for Equality, Leadership & Organizing (LELO), Asian Pacific Labor Alliance (APALA), A Phillip Randolph Institute (APRI), Seattle Solidarity Network (SEASOL), Organized Workers for Labor Solidarity (OWLS), Railroad Workers United (RWU)

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