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Challenges and possibilities for democratic grassroots union elections in china: A case study of two factory-level elections and their aftermath

Chan, Anita


In 2001 and 2002, Reebok facilitated democratic trade union elections at two of its supplier factories in China. After initial successes in one factory in bargaining with management to improve conditions, in the end the experiment failed. This article describes in detail the election process, the elections aftermath, and the power dynamics of the actors involved (Reebok, the supplier companies management, the workers, their newly elected trade union committees, the district-level trade unions,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Labor Studies Journal
DOI: 10.1177/0160449X08318425


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