Monday, December 8, 2008

Chinese laid off workers riots.

last month the workers and ex-workers of Chinese factor that produces Nerf toys held a riot.

the riots where started when the factor made plans to fire over 200 workers and 80 of the senior workers got upset when they saw their severance package get cut.

it seems that this wasn't the first strike/riot in china dealing with people fighting over their jobs and quotes like

"When times are bad economically, a small incident can rapidly become a big one," said local Communist Party official Guo Chenming,

I think we may see more events like this.

it also makes me wonder why we haven't seen similar things happened in America. Companies have been cutting off workers lift and right and many people have seen their severance cut. maybe we don't have riots because even with the cuts we aren't in a position where we need to take similar actions or maybe we are just complacent.


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