Unformatted text preview: limits its ability to act as an organization with purposes purely for the people. This notion is further developed through the idea of “associational power”, which current unions lack, where unions are unable to be held accountable to its members. Finally, the unions’ goal must be to further bridge the gap between the ACFTU and workers unions established through companies. These issues lead to several concerning questions. If the government holds so much power, how can the ACFTU and other unions unite to continue providing better conditions for workers? What kind of impact do increased workers’ rights have on China’s economic growth? Why did the Foxconn workers commit suicide as opposed to stand up and stand together as the Honda workers had? What does the globalization of unions mean for China and its workers? For the government?...
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- Fall '12
- Government, Trade union, ACFTU