Honda workers in China are striking for better wages and working conditions, and if low-wage workers in China start standing up for their rights even the “cheap” stuff we have in the U.S. will cost more and U.S. low-wage workers will have to start standing up for their rights too.
Workers’ rights, wages, workers’ safety, and working conditions seem to be deteriorating in this global economy where corporations keep scanning the earth for cheaper labor and cheaper produces that will yield greater profits. We also know now that Deep Water Horizon (the BP oil rig that exploded and is now the site of the largest oil spill in U.S. history – and it continues gushing today…) had safety concerns in the past.
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