Thursday, November 08, 2012

Quartz, October 29, 2012, Monday


October 29, 2012, Monday

Quartz (full article)

In China, investors follow migrant workers from coast to the inland region

By Eli Friedman

Eli Friedman is an assistant professor of international and comparative labor at Cornell University. He does research on Chinese labor politics.

The West has declared the “end of cheap China” for some time now.  Increased wages, high rents, and increasing legal costs have been the trend for about eight years.  It’s a relatively new phenomenon for Chinese workers to strike for pay increases above the legal minimum wage.