[FoRK] Google care about Chinese labour prices?
Luis Villa <
luis at tieguy.org
> on >
Sat Oct 14 05:38:47 PDT 2006
On 10/14/06, Luis Villa <luis at tieguy.org> wrote:
> On 10/14/06, Andy Armstrong <andy at hexten.net> wrote:
> > I don't understand this:
> > http://www.laborstrategies.org/index.php?
> > option=com_content&task=view&id=11
> > "The report details how US-based global corporations like Wal-Mart,
> > Google, UPS, Microsoft, Nike, AT&T, and Intel, acting through US
> > business organizations like the American Chamber of Commerce in
> > Shanghai and the US-China Business Council, are actively lobbying
> > against legislation giving new rights to Chinese workers. They are
> > also threatening that foreign corporations will withdraw from China
> > if it the law is passed."
> > Google? Really? Why would Google care?
> Presumably those organizations are actively lobbying on this issue,
> and presumably they do other things, and Google joined them for those
> other things and is now (indirectly) sponsoring lobbying on this
> issue- which they may or may not care about.
> This isn't an uncommon problem, unfortunately. Most AAA members, for
> example, don't realize that their names/membership dues are used to
> lobby against fuel efficiency standards and in favor of suburban
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