Katie Quan is a senior labour specialist at the UC Berkeley Center for Labour Research and Education. She specialises in labour in the global economy, and was formerly Co-Director of the International Center for Joint Labour Research at Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou. Prior to working in academia, Katie Quan was a seamstress, organiser, and officer with the garment workers’ union in the US.

Prospects for US-China Union Relations in the Era of Xi and Trump

In October 2013, Richard Trumka, President of the American Federation of Labour and Congress of Industrial Organisations (AFL-CIO), visited the All-China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU) to establish formal bilateral relations between unions in China and the United States. This visit signalled an historic shift in labour policy, from Cold War-style hostility to normalisation of relations. Some […]

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