Global Call on China to Release Arrested Workers, Activists and Students in Jasic Struggle

To the Chinese government and the All-China Federation of Trade Unions

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Please join us in signing and sharing this petition to call for the immediate release of the workers and their student allies unjustly arrested for union organising and solidarity actions at Shenzhen Jasic Technology in China since July 2018.

Since July, more than 70 workers, activists and students had been harassed, assaulted or detained. So far:

  • 4 workers have been charged with criminal offence awaiting trial;
  • 2 workers and 6 activists, currently in detention, are at high risk of facing criminal charge;
  • Released student supporters are disciplined by their colleges, under police surveillance at home.

This is the most severe repression against workers and labour activists in China since a crackdown on labour rights organisations in 2015.

We, the undersigned, support the right of Chinese workers to organise unions, and the right of their allies to express solidarity, and demand the Chinese government:

#Release all detained workers, reinstate their jobs and recognise their right to unionise;

#Release all detained student supporters, and protect them from retaliation;

#Release all detained labour rights group staff.

Signed by (to be updated, as of Sep 28, 12am):

Organisations (42):

  1. United Students Against Sweatshops, US
  2. American Federation of Teachers, US
  3. Democratic Socialists of America, US
  4. Chinese Progressive Association, US
  5. Global Labor Justice, US
  6. DC Jobs with Justice, US
  7. The People's Lobby, US
  8. Student Action, US
  9. Reclaim Philadelphia, US
  10. Pennsylvanian Student Power Network, US
  11. United Student Labor Action Coalition, Wesleyan University, US
  12. International Union League for Brand Responsibility, Global
  13. International Union Education League, Global
  14. Union Base, US
  15. Conselho Nacional das Populacoes Extractivistas (CNS), Brazil
  16. SINDEP-SP (Union of Municipal Workers of Sao Paulo), Brazil
  17. SOAS Fractionals For Fair Play, UK
  18. Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice,  University of Nottingham, UK
  19. Unsere Zeit, Germany
  20. Worlds of Labour/Forum Arbeitswelten e.V., Germany
  21. Labournet TV, Germany
  22. LabourNet, Germany
  23. Association for Critical Social Research, Labour Struggles Working Group, Germany
  24. China Study Group Europe, Europe
  25. European Alternatives, Europe
  26. Another Europe is Possible, Europe
  27. Parson Young, on behalf of the International Marxist Tendency
  28. RC44 - Research Committee on Labour Movements, International Sociological Association
  29. China Labour Bulletin, Hong Kong
  30. Solidarity for Another World
  31. The University of California Student Workers Union (UAW Local 2865), Berkeley Unit, US
  32. Teamsters Local 728, US
  33. People's Response Team - Chicago, US
  34. Chicago Torture Justice Memorials, US
  35. Progressive Workers Union, US
  36. University of Washington USAS Local 99, US  
  37. Gonzaga University USAS Local 14, US  
  38. University of Kentucky USAS, US
  39. Rutgers University USAS Local 109, US
  40. UA Students for Fair Labor, USAS Local 144, US
  41. UT Austin USAS Local 18, US
  42. USAS Local 16, US
  43. USAS Local 54, US
  44. USAS Local 141, US
  45. Student Labor Action Movement, USAS Local 75, US
  46. UNITE HERE Local 23, US
  47. Canadian Association for Work & Labour Studies, Canada

Individuals (737) :

  1. A. B. Chitty Professional Staff Congress, AFT Local 2334
  2. Aaron Kwadwo Kyereh-Mireku Mr
  3. Abhi
  4. Adam Baltner Communist Party of Austria
  5. Adam Hickey Wesleyan University
  6. Adrian Skerritt
  7. Aidan Carroll University of Washington
  8. aidar raev wesleyan
  9. Akunna
  10. Al EnglerI ILWU
  11. Alaina Rodriguez
  12. Alessandra Mezzadri SOAS
  13. Alessandra Seiter International Socialists Organization (ISO)
  14. Alex Aguilera
  15. Alex guschanski university of Greenwich
  16. Alexander Daughtry
  17. Alexander Donald Wesleyan University Student
  18. Alexander Kalabekow
  19. Alexandra Damisch Chicago Democratic Socialists of America
  20. Alfred hoelz IG metall
  21. Alison Ayers
  22. Alison Gardner University of Nottingham
  23. Alison Jones
  24. allan Crawshaw
  25. Allgemeines Syndikat Mannheim FAU Mannheim
  26. Allie Robbins
  27. Allison Hsu Wesleyan Univ
  28. Allison Petonic
  29. Amanda Achin
  30. Amber Chan USAS Local 144
  31. Amy Grillo
  32. Ana Djordjevic
  33. Ana Treijs BCGEU
  34. Anatole Braungart
  35. Andreas Noergaard IMT
  36. Andrew Blanckensee Australian Education Union
  37. Andrew Law Newcastle University
  38. Andrew Pearson
  39. Andrew Sorrells Democratic Socialists of America
  40. Andrew Wagner International Marxist Tendency
  41. Angela Chiu
  42. Anita Chan independent researcher
  43. Anna Popovych Solidarity Center in Ukraine
  44. Anna Richter
  45. Annette Schnoor IG Metall
  46. Ansar Fayyazuddin
  47. Antje Schnoor
  48. Anton Bosch
  49. Ari International Marxist Tendency
  50. Artemio Leclerc-Jones Wesleyan University
  51. Ashley Smith International Socialist Organization
  52. Asif Lashari Progressive Youth alliance
  53. Atif Anik
  54. B Dirnbach AFL-CIO
  55. Baba Aye
  56. Barbara Garson
  57. Barbara Huber
  58. Barbara Taylor
  59. Barrett McCormick Marquette University
  60. Barrie Sargeant
  61. basak tugsavul sosyal-i?
  62. Ben Bathman DSA
  63. Ben Ishibashi
  64. Ben Wolcott
  65. Benjamin Schacht
  66. Benjamin Opratko University of Vienna
  67. Benjamin Watkins
  68. Bernhard Fischer Worker, Trade unionist of the IG Metall
  69. Bill Bumpus Boston Labor Solidarity Committee
  70. Brett cardinal
  71. Brian Gibbons
  72. Brian Hioe New Bloom
  73. Brian Kim Wesleyan Univ
  74. Brian Prager CUNY PSC
  75. Brianna Chapman
  76. Britta Deutsch
  77. Brittany Anderson Machinists Union Member
  78. Bruce S Cohen NEA
  79. Bryan CHIRINOS
  80. Bryan Chong Wesleyan University
  81. C Staerk
  82. Calista Kelso Student Works at Penn State
  83. Cameron Berry Wesleyan USLAC
  84. Carolyn Nguyen Chinese Progressive Association
  85. Cat Kelly USAS Local 54, Southwestern University
  86. Catherine Craven
  87. Catherine Highet Highet Law LLC
  88. Cathy Austin
  89. Cathy Walker
  90. Celia
  91. Celina
  92. Charles Peterson
  93. Charles Post AFT 2334/Professional Staff Congress-CUNY
  94. Charlie Hore
  95. Charlotte
  96. Charlotte Ke
  97. Chen Qiuyan London School of Economics and Political Science
  98. Chie Matsumoto
  99. Chloe Froissart Rennes 2 University
  100. cho daehwan
  101. Chris Benson
  102. Chris Chan City University of Hong Kong
  103. Chris Robarge NOLSW Local 2320, UAW
  104. Chris Schwartz
  105. Christian Zajonc Environment Trade Union
  106. Christina Wang
  107. Christine O'Donovan-Zavada
  108. Christopher Jackson
  109. Christopher McLaughlin
  110. Christopher Sherman
  111. Chu Kong Wai LESN
  112. Cinzia Der Funke
  113. Clara
  114. Clifford Krinsky NYSNA
  115. Colin Watson
  116. Colton lapp
  117. Consuelo Vargas NNOC
  118. Corina Yballa United Students Against Sweatshops, Local 99
  119. Cort Greene
  120. Dea IMT
  121. Dan DiMaggio Labor Notes
  122. Dan La Botz Professional Staff Council CUNY
  123. Daniel Fuchs SOAS, University of London
  124. Daniel gordon Wesleyan Univ
  125. Daniel Wiegenstein IG Metall / Interbndnis
  126. Daniela Gonzalez
  127. Danyal Maneka
  128. Darius Franco International Marxist Tendency
  129. Dave Robinson Denver DSA
  130. Dave Staiger NRLCA
  131. David
  132. David Brophy Sydney University
  133. David Johnson Retired Workers Club
  134. David Levin
  135. David McCullough Solidarity
  136. David Mirtz
  137. David O'Connell
  138. David Perkins
  139. David Unger
  140. David Williams
  141. DAVID YAO
  142. Dennis Kosuth Chicago Teachers Union
  143. Dennis' LaborSOLIDARITY
  144. Dennis M. Goldstein Primerica
  145. derek blunn retired
  146. Derek Nagy
  147. Devan Pillay University of the Witwatersrand
  148. Diane Frey San Francisco State University
  149. Diane Morrison Faculty Forward
  150. Dieter Henschel
  151. Dillon Lin Chinese Progressive Association
  152. Donna-Lee Phillips
  153. Donovan Ritch Amalgamated Transit Union Local 113
  154. Doris Lee
  155. Dorothea Hofmann Solidaitat International e.V.
  156. Doug Roberts WLUSA/OSSTF
  157. doug smith
  158. douglas holmes unite
  159. Dr Andreas Fulda University of Nottingham
  160. Dr. Joshua R. Klein Iona College
  161. Dr.med. Gerhard Bonnekamp
  162. Dustin Young
  163. E. Sarawanen Party Sosialis of Malaysia
  164. Eileen Senn
  165. Elaine Hui
  166. Elaine Lu
  167. Eli Friedman Cornell University
  168. Eli K UC-AFT
  169. Elianna Jacobs
  170. eliza samore Wesleyan University
  171. Elizabeth Hull SOAS University of London
  172. Ellen David Friedman Labor Notes
  173. Elmer Labog KMU
  174. Eloise M Erickson
  175. Elyse Hahn
  176. Emil Bauer Gewerkschaft Verdi
  177. Emily Comer
  178. Emily Feng The Financial Times
  179. Emily Litz` Wesleyan Univ
  180. Emily McEvoy Wesleyan University
  181. Emma Llano United Student Labor Action Coalition
  182. Eric Blanc DSA-NYC
  183. Eric Dirnbach
  184. Eric Dryburgh
  185. Eric Fretz
  186. eric goodman International Marxist Tendency
  187. Eric Holmberg
  188. Eric Mar Asian American Studies, San Francisco State University
  189. Eric Miller
  190. Eric Pierce National Union of Health care Workers
  191. Eric Robson
  192. Eric Romsted International Marxist Tendency of Northern NJ, North NJ Democratic Socialists of America
  193. Erik Forman SUNY
  194. Erika Roedl International Marxist Tendency
  195. Erin Thomason
  196. Ernest Hite UAW Local 663
  197. Esther Garvett Miami-Dade County Public Schools
  198. EUAN GIBB Public services international
  199. Eva Rosenau
  200. Evan Minniti Socialist Revolution, US Section of the International Marxist Tendency; Democratic Socialists of America
  201. Evert Beltran La Izquierda Socialista (IMT)
  202. Ezra Levy Wesleyan University
  203. Fahmi Panimbang LIPS
  204. Faith Schultz USAS
  205. Fazeel Asghar International Marxist Tendency
  206. Felix Lecocq USAS Local #16
  207. Feyzi Ismail SOAS, University of London
  208. Finn Collom
  209. Florian Butollo WZB
  210. FRANCESCO SALMERI IMT
  211. Francine Chan
  212. Francis Braunlich
  213. Frank Butler
  214. Frank Pisaturo
  215. Franz Rieger
  216. Frasier Panton International Marxist Tendency
  217. Frederick Sperounis
  218. Frido Wenten London School of Economics
  219. Fritz Hofmann
  220. Fritz Zipper ver.di
  221. Fuk Ying Tse University of Warwick
  222. Gabby Rosazza
  223. Gabriel Rakaj
  224. Gabriel Schwartz Harvard University
  225. Gareth Lewis trade unionist
  226. Gareth McMullen Otago Socialist Society
  227. Gary Jakings Labour Party / Unite union member
  228. GATWU
  229. Geoff Taylor UCU
  230. Gertrude Klaffenbmck
  231. Gianna Chacon
  232. Gilbert Achcar University of London
  233. Gordon Flett National Farmers Union
  234. Grace Regullano
  235. Greg Brown
  236. Greg Laynor Philly DSA
  237. Gregor Benton
  238. Gregory Haney Mr.
  239. Gudrun Wesener
  240. Guowei Liang Johns Hopkins University
  241. GwangHo Jung
  242. Gunter Triebe IG Metall
  243. Gunther Bittel MD
  244. H maku blue ant group
  245. Hannah Burgor
  246. Hannah Dolling
  247. Harry Bagenstos
  248. Harshi GATWU
  249. Harshitha International league for brand responsibility
  250. Hartmuth Gerecke IG Metall
  251. Hava Friedland Wesleyan University
  252. Heinz Ziegler
  253. Helen Wang
  254. Helen K Adams
  255. Helena Wong
  256. Helmut B枚hmler MLPD Bergisch- Land
  257. Henry Wofford
  258. Herbert Claros CSP-Conlutas
  259. Heynen, Angela
  260. Holly Lin
  261. Hongwei Bao The University of Nottingham
  262. Hosein Naghdbishi
  263. Howard Botwinick Associate Professor of Economics, SUNY Cortland
  264. Hsiao-Hung Pai
  265. Hui Xu Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
  266. Huzaifa Khan Wesleyan University
  267. Hyunsu Hwang Korean Teachers and Education Workers Union
  268. Hyunwoo Ward
  269. Ian Jacobson Wesleyan University
  270. Ingeborg Wick Worlds of labour/Germany
  271. Ira Wechsler SEIU Local 1199
  272. Irene Arellano IWW
  273. Isabelle Ouyan USAS #31
  274. Ito
  275. Ivan Franceschini Australian National University & Ca' Foscari University of Venice
  276. Ivanie Cedeño Wesleyan University
  277. Ivan Soto De la Vega La Izquierda Socialista, Mexico
  278. Jack Warnock
  279. Jacob Grunebaum
  280. Jacob Lee
  281. Jaime Marvin
  282. Jake Ryan Schanne
  283. Jalal jan Lal Salaam
  284. James
  285. James W Robinson GENU-UAW
  286. James Weaver Twin Cities DSA
  287. Jamie Spritzer
  288. Jane and Lionel nadel
  289. Janet Hudgins
  290. Janette Condon
  291. Jannis Wagner Europa-Universitat Viadrina
  292. Jason Devine Calgary Anti-Racist Action
  293. Jean West
  294. Jeff Kozak
  295. Jeff Uehlinger
  296. Jeffery Hermanson International Union League for Brand Responsibility
  297. Jeffrey A White
  298. Jeffrey Isaac Indiana University
  299. Jenna Grady
  300. Jennifer Lenow NYC Democratic Socialists of America
  301. Jennifer Newman BCGEU
  302. Jenny Chan
  303. Jeremy Swinarton International Marxist Tendency (Canada)
  304. Jeroen merk
  305. Jessica Walker
  306. Jessica Yeung SOAS
  307. Jessie Ngok
  308. Jesus Cano DSA
  309. Jimmy Tarlau
  310. Jingyun Dai
  311. Jini Park
  312. Jinkyung bae Kwwa
  313. Jinsun Bae Cornell University
  314. jiyun jeon Solidarity for Another World
  315. Joan Suarez Workers United
  316. Jochen Gester Arbeitskreis Internationalismus IG Metall Berlin
  317. Jochen Kuhn
  318. Jodok Schwarzmann International Marxist Tendency
  319. Joe Baxter
  320. Joel Andreas Johns Hopkins University
  321. Joel McCarthy The People's Lobby
  322. Joerg Naumann IG Metall
  323. Johanna Metzger
  324. Johannes Rekkedal
  325. John A. Willoughby American University
  326. John Faulkner SOAS University of London
  327. John Ferrell UA Students for Fair Labor
  328. John Kalwaic IWW
  329. John Magisano
  330. John Ralph University and Colleges Union -- personal capacity
  331. john riehle los angeles tenants union
  332. John Tuite
  333. Johnny Hagreis Socialist Party
  334. Jon Lange International Marxist Tendency, UAW Local 1981
  335. Jon Mermelstein PS 161, Harlem, NY
  336. Jon SOLOMON University of Lyon
  337. Jonas Riese
  338. Jonathan B
  339. Jonathan Unger ANU
  340. Jonathan Weil NYC Marxist Studies Collective
  341. Jose Armando Solis Gonzaga USAS Local 14
  342. Josef Benedict
  343. Joseph Miller
  344. Josie Catalano Wesleyan Univ
  345. Josue Guadarrama Guadalupe Fundation for Wellbeing
  346. judith lienhard JWJ
  347. Judy Rubio
  348. Juergen Bader Internationalistisches Buendnis, Einzelperson Buendnisrat
  349. Jules Legendre TMI
  350. Julia Wang University of Southern California
  351. Julian
  352. Julie Guard University of Manitoba
  353. Justin Campos Wesleyan USLAC
  354. Justine Modica Stanford Solidarity Network
  355. Jörg Irion Umweltgewerkschaft
  356. K. Chung
  357. Ka Wai Wu Lingnan University
  358. Kaethe Kleffel MLPD
  359. Kai Wycisk
  360. kaja colin borgersen bojer Univeristy of kent
  361. Kalyani Mohan Wesleyan University
  362. Kara Popiel
  363. Karen B. Holden
  364. Karin Roemer
  365. Karla Gutierrez 1996
  366. Kasprik, Ingeborg GEW
  367. Kate griffiths IWS
  368. Kate Pitts USAS #141
  369. Katharina Jacke
  370. Katharina Lux
  371. Kathleen Copps Retired teacher
  372. Kathrin Hegger
  373. Kathryn Baca IMT
  374. Kathryn Kelly
  375. Kathryn Machanic wesleyan
  376. Katie Murray
  377. kelly gilbert dsa
  378. Ken Luckhardt (Retired )
  379. Kendra Strauss The Labour Studies Program, SFU
  380. Kenneth NG University of Hong Kong
  381. Kenneth Page CBTU
  382. Kevin Bruce
  383. Kevin Card NALC
  384. Kevin Lin
  385. Kevin Prosen UFT
  386. Khushpal Socialist Fightback
  387. Kian Caplan
  388. Kieran Latty
  389. Kiki Yeung
  390. Kioni Marshall
  391. Kirstin Quinn Siegel NUHW
  392. Klaus Fuchs Marxistisch-Leninistische Partei Deutschlands
  393. Klaus Helms IWW-GLAMROC
  394. klaus kerner
  395. Klaus Muawski IG Metall Berlin
  396. Klaus-Jurgen Hampejs IAC Sindelfingen ( Internationale Automobilarbeiter Koordination)
  397. Konstantinos Avgeros Communist Tendency
  398. Kristen Schumacher International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers Local 21
  399. Kristin Sweeney Massachusetts General Hospital
  400. Kyle Baker IMT
  401. Lai Wa Wu Chinese Progressive Association
  402. Lars Henriksson IF Metall
  403. Lars Stubbe Verdi
  404. Laura Mebert
  405. Lee Chun Fung
  406. Lee Chun Wing
  407. Lee Eddy
  408. Lee Sangsoo SHARPs
  409. Lee, Su G.
  410. Leslie Cunningham Texas State Employees Union Retiree Organizing Committee
  411. Liam Shipsey Member of Labour Party/Unite the Union/International Marxist Tendency
  412. Liana Foxvog
  413. Lilah Hixson Wesleyan University
  414. Lindsey Taylor-Guthartz SOAS
  415. Liz Ross Retired unionist
  416. Liza Roy Columbia University
  417. LU ZHANG TEMPLE UNIVERSITY
  418. Lucas Dias IHEID
  419. Lucas Klein
  420. Lucy Truong
  421. Lydia Y. Stuhrmann
  422. Lynne Marks
  423. M Nurty
  424. M. Ramgotra SOAS UCU
  425. M.Muzamil
  426. Maciej Krzymieniecki Swansea West Labour Party
  427. Madeleine Lewis
  428. Maia Reumann-Moore Wesleyan University
  429. Maike Song
  430. Manfred Elfstrom
  431. Manuel Zimbalist Rosaldo Penn State University
  432. Maral Nour IMT
  433. Marcel Thiel
  434. Marcus J. Albrecht National Education Association
  435. Margot Nikitas Illinois Education Association
  436. Marian Swerdlow UFT
  437. marilyn foggitt
  438. Mario Bucci
  439. Marion Pollack
  440. Mariya Ivancheva University of Leeds
  441. Mark UNI Global Union - Europa
  442. Marron Augustin
  443. Martin Birkner Mandelbaum Verlag
  444. Martin Page Harborough CLP
  445. Martin Schmitz Herr
  446. Martina Sproll Berlin School of Economics and Law
  447. Mary Bellman The Labor School at Penn State
  448. Mary DAnella-Mercanti United Students Against Sweatshops Local 109
  449. Mary Nowocien CWA
  450. Mary Shesgreen Ms.
  451. Matt Bartmes OPEIU Local 9
  452. Matt Noyes Labor Now
  453. Matthew Clutts
  454. May Klug Wesleyan USLAC
  455. Maya Gomberg USLAC
  456. Meagan Day Democratic Socialists of America
  457. Megan Duong
  458. Megan Howard
  459. Mehdi BCGEU
  460. Melanie Pichler
  461. Mercedes Martinez Federacion de Maestros de Puerto Rico
  462. Miao Tian Frankfurt University
  463. Micah Carlin-Goldberg
  464. Michael Friedman
  465. Michael Haack ICLP, NTU
  466. Michael Korbmacher PERIPHERIE-Redaktion
  467. Michael Myles Cfmeu
  468. Michael Spear
  469. Michael T Fenn International Socialists Canada
  470. Michael Tunc Hochschule Darmstadt
  471. Michael Vidales
  472. Michael Williss Australian Education Union
  473. Michael Wilson UFCW Local 400
  474. Michael Yates University of Pittsburgh-Emeritus
  475. Michele Hehn Quebec solidaire
  476. Michelle Fisher Wesleyan Democratic Socialists
  477. Michelle Gan
  478. michelle styczynski Metro DC DSA
  479. Mike Budd
  480. Mike Cook Illinois Education Association-NEA
  481. mike hales retired
  482. mike harris
  483. Minna Park
  484. Mohd Shamsul Sapie Communication Workers Union CWU
  485. molly scotti
  486. Morteza karimzadeh Purdue University
  487. Muhammad Imran IMT
  488. Munnade GMKM
  489. My Linh Dang
  490. Nancy Gail Klassen
  491. Natalee Goto
  492. Nathan
  493. Nayanjyoti KNS (krantikari naujawan sabha)
  494. Neha Mathew Progressive Workers Union
  495. Neil Rogall UCU
  496. Nelson Guerrero Teamsters
  497. Nicholas Benigno BMWED
  498. Nicholas Limbeck Chicago Teachers Union
  499. Nicholas Loubere
  500. Nicholas Mamatas Western Connecticut State University
  501. Nicholas Piscionere
  502. Nicolas Moran Wesleyan University Student
  503. Nicole McCormick NEA
  504. Nicoletta Thibeault
  505. Nilda Inkermann
  506. Nima Wesleyan University
  507. Nina Dusper
  508. Nisar Ali Australian Migrant Workers Union Incoporated
  509. Nithya Natarajan
  510. Noah Cohen Wesleyan University
  511. Noah Kahan Wesleyan University Student
  512. Noah Kline Wesleyan University
  513. Noam Chomsky U. of Arizona
  514. Nonni Morisse Gewerkschaft ver.di
  515. Nora Biaggio Partido obrero
  516. Oliver Pye Bonn University
  517. Olivier Le Blanc IMT Canada
  518. Owen Miller SOAS UCU
  519. Owen Walsh International Marxist Tendency
  520. Pablo Lapuente Tiana
  521. Pam Tau Lee Chinese Progressive Association
  522. Panagiotis Nikolakis
  523. Panayiotis Savvas Leicester University
  524. Paniz Musawi SOAS
  525. Paolo Novak Soas
  526. Paras jan Red workers front
  527. Paul augustine None
  528. Paul Berland Fox Valley Citizens for Peace and Justice
  529. Paul Doty
  530. Paul Landsbergis
  531. paul tran
  532. paula martin
  533. Pawel Kaminski Wladza Rad (1917.net.pl)
  534. Peihua Deng Free University of Berlin
  535. Peter Beattie
  536. Peter Franke
  537. Peter Mikhailenko New Democratic Party (Canada)
  538. Peter Pan
  539. Peter Spitzform
  540. PETER TOBIN
  541. Philip Gasper
  542. Philip Roberts University of York
  543. Phoebe Liebling
  544. Pieper, Michael
  545. Pierre Rousset Europe Solidaire Sans Frontieres (ESSF)
  546. Prathibha GATWU
  547. Prof. Dr. Bodo Zeuner Forum Arbeitswelten
  548. Prof. Dr. Jurgen Link Gewerkschaft Erziehung und Wissenschaft Germany
  549. Professor Adam Morton University of Sydney
  550. Qiao Vimenet
  551. Qiaochu Li Renmin University of China
  552. Quinn Dassel United Students Against Sweatshops
  553. Rachel Wolf USAS Local 75
  554. Rafael Antunes Padilha Pennsylvania State University
  555. Rafael Diaz Keystone Progress
  556. Rahul Rao SOAS University of London
  557. Rai Asad International Marxist Tendency
  558. Rainer Heidenreich IG Metall Berlin AKI
  559. Ralph Litzinger Duke University
  560. Rashid Khalid Lal Salaam
  561. Ravi Mistry IMT
  562. Raymond MAILLARD Militant
  563. Rebeca Robertson SOAS
  564. Reinhart Lindenfelser
  565. Reza Nourbakhch-Sabet
  566. Richard Blum
  567. Richard Farino retired teamster
  568. Richard Smith U. of Colorado/Denver
  569. Rick Kuhn
  570. Rina Mascitti
  571. Rob Hoveman Unite
  572. Robert Kosuth Mr.
  573. Robin Lebon International Marxist Tendency (IMT)
  574. Roman Kinzler Unia (Trade Union)
  575. Ron Graves Peterborough Trades Union Council
  576. Ron Janssen
  577. Ron Storm
  578. Roquiel IMT
  579. Rose Shuker-Haines Wesleyan University
  580. Rose-Anne Gush
  581. Roslyn Feldberg Retired
  582. Ross S. Heckmann
  583. Rudi Batzell Lake Forest College
  584. Rufus Groves
  585. Russell Dale Science & Society
  586. Russell Weiss-Irwin Boston Teachers Union (Boston, MA, USA)
  587. Sacha Dierckx Denktank Minerva
  588. Sai Englert SOAS UCU
  589. Saisa Nicolas
  590. Salma IMT
  591. Sam Friedman UAW--NWU
  592. Sam Kurlender
  593. Sam O'Brien Mr.
  594. Samela Pynas
  595. Samuel Swartz Labor Union 1199 SEIU
  596. Sangwon Kim Wesleyan Univ
  597. Sanna Sahlin
  598. Sarah Hughes National Education Association
  599. Sarah Jones
  600. Sarah Swider UCPH Sociology
  601. Saul Thomas
  602. Sauviat ETUI
  603. Schneur Newfield
  604. scott lamson
  605. Scott Spence
  606. Sean Brailey
  607. Sean Robberts Menard
  608. Sebastian Ingvarsson IMT
  609. Sebastian Zumdick Ver.di Münsterland
  610. Sebastien Roy IMT
  611. Seri Lee United Students Against Sweatshops
  612. Seth Wigderson Associated Faculties of theUniversity of Maine
  613. Shaianne Osterreich Ithaca College
  614. Sheila Hamanaka National Writers Union
  615. Sheung So Labour Education and Service Network
  616. Shuk Ying Chan Princeton University
  617. Shula RJ Bien
  618. Shunji Suga Lawyer
  619. SI Cobas SI Cobas
  620. Silvia Schroecker (missing organization)
  621. Simon Sihang Luo Indiana University
  622. Simone Morgen DSA
  623. Sinthujha Kumarasamy Fightback
  624. Snehal Shingavi Texas State Employees Union/CWA local 6186
  625. Sng hyun Kim Korean council of Rail & Metro Unions(KRMU)
  626. Solidarity for Another World Solidarity for Another World
  627. Sonya Yvette Alvarado AFT Michigan
  628. Sophia Andreadis
  629. Sophia Bauerschmidt Sweeney National Immigrant Justice Center, Georgetown University, United Students Against Sweatshops Local 9
  630. Sophie CHEN SACOM
  631. Spencer Brown Wesleyan University Student, DSA Member
  632. Steele Miller International Marxist Tendancy
  633. Stefan Deutsch
  634. Stefan Kausch
  635. Stephane Enjalran Union syndicale Solidaires (France)
  636. Stephanie Luce CUNY
  637. Stephanie Webster UA Students for Fair Labor
  638. Stephen Campbell
  639. Stephen Kass
  640. stephen marks Oxford District Labour Party
  641. Stephen Philion St. Cloud State University
  642. Steve Neubeck jobs with justice
  643. Steve Rolf University of Bristol
  644. Steve Smith
  645. Steven Del Corso North NJ DSA/IMT
  646. Steven Spires DSA
  647. Stranz GO
  648. Struzyna, Joachim Ver.di
  649. sue fry
  650. Sue Sparks
  651. Susan DuBois
  652. Susan Rosenthal UAW
  653. Susan Stout
  654. Susann Jasenski
  655. Sören Brandes Unsere Zeit
  656. T LaRue
  657. Talia Goldberg
  658. Tamadhur Al-Aqeel
  659. Tascha Shahriari-Parsa SEIU-USWW
  660. Tate Potts
  661. Ted Smith International Campaign for Responsible Technology
  662. Teresa Stern
  663. Terri Pollock
  664. Thayne Hutchins Wesleyan University
  665. Thom Hoffman
  666. Thomann Rainer Unia
  667. Thomas Beisenkamp
  668. Thomas E. Harris
  669. Thomas Gilmore
  670. Thomas Gutsche
  671. Thomas Trottier Organization of Staff Analysts (NYC union)
  672. Tim Barker
  673. Tim Pringle Soas, University of London/ UCU Rep
  674. Timothy J Mathews IFPTE Local 21
  675. Tithi Bhattacharya International Womens Strike
  676. Tobias Boos University of Vienna
  677. Tobita Chow The People's Lobby
  678. Todd Brogan Ward 4 Committeeman
  679. Tomas Mac Gilla Phoill
  680. TOMOAKI ISHII MEIJI UNIVERSITY
  681. Torsten Bewernitz
  682. Troy Neves United Students Against Sweatshops
  683. ubaid zulfiqar IMT
  684. Ursula Mathern
  685. uwe darius verdi
  686. Valerie Nichols
  687. Vandevoorde Pierre
  688. Vannie Mai Chinese Progressive Association
  689. Vera
  690. Vic IMT
  691. Victoria
  692. Volker Straif
  693. WATANABE Hiroshi Portal workers union
  694. Wen Lin Newcastle University
  695. Wendy Thompson UAW, L. 22
  696. Wendy Wells VTNEA-retired
  697. Will
  698. Will N IMT
  699. Will Wright
  700. William Earnest
  701. WILLIAM HALLIDAY Wesleyan University
  702. William McLaughlin
  703. William Nee
  704. William Wallace
  705. Winfried Fleischmann Forum Arbeitswelten
  706. Wushuang Columbia University
  707. Xiao Zhou Duke University
  708. Yaneili
  709. Yola Kipcak Socialist Youth Austria
  710. Yongchan Choi
  711. Yueran Zhang University of California-Berkeley
  712. Yunbing He City University of Hong Kong
  713. Yusuf Kaya Kuzu
  714. Yvette De La Cruz WEA
  715. Yvonne Kuhnke
  716. Zach McDonald East Bay DSA
  717. Zhang Shuchi Labour NGO practitioner
  718. Zhuo Wang
  719. Zillah Eisenstein International women's Strike/US





















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    The Nation: China’s Workers Aren’t Fighting a Trade War—They’re Fighting a Labor War

    Petition by

    To: To the Chinese government and the All-China Federation of Trade Unions
    From: [Your Name]

    In May, workers at Shenzhen Jasic Technology in southern China reported to the local authorities the company’s labour rights violations such as illegal scheduling practices, an illegal system of fines, and the underpayment of housing fund contributions.

    Acting on the advice of the All-China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU), workers were starting to organise a union in accordance to China's Trade Union Law. Their co-workers signed membership forms in support of union recognition.

    Rather than recognising the union, the worker organisers were accused by Jasic and the ACFTU of illegally unionising, and were assaulted and fired by Jasic. When the fired workers staged protests, they were arrested on July 27 by the authorities.

    Progressive college students, workers, and labour rights activists in China organised solidarity actions for the Jasic workers over the following weeks.

    But they too were harassed and arrested. In mid August, two staff of a labour rights group in Shenzhen were detained and charged with “picking quarrels and provoking trouble” for alleged role in supporting Jasic workers. And, on August 24, riot police raided and arrested more than 50 student and worker supporters.

    Today, many of the 70 arrested workers and allies remain either detained or have their freedom significantly restricted. Released students are under police surveillance at home, and some have been disciplined by their colleges. In protest, 5 students went on hunger strikes.

    We express our support for the right of workers to organise unions, and the right of their allies to express solidarity, and call for their immediate release!