Plying Social Media, Chinese Workers Grow Bolder in Exerting Clout

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In recent years, workers across the country have been turning their aspirations into action, staging more than 1,100 strikes and protests between June 2011 and the end of 2013, according to China Labor Bulletin. In a sign that labor unrest is rising, there have been more than 200 strikes, including 85 in the manufacturing sector, in the past two months alone, the group said.
Dan Levin
May 7, 2014

Workers arrived at a Yue Yuen factory in Dongguan on Tuesday, a few days after the end of a two-week strike.
Gilles Sabrie for The New York Times

DONGGUAN, China — The call to action, carried by social media to thousands of smartphones across this bleak factory town, roused the workers from their jobs making Nike and Adidas sneakers.

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