Mingde Institute Reports on Collective Bargaining Conference

The Mingde Institute of Labor Relations was established in China during the summer of 2014 and has since partnered with CUNY Murphy Institute to present a Collective Bargaining Conference between the U.S. and China in Beijing in November 2014. Mingde reported that over 40 Chinese leading scholars, local union officials and policy makers, governmental arbitrators, labor attorneys, employees, and employers attended the conference and constituted a "knowledgeable and passionate audience," coming from diverse parts of China. Many active figures in the field of China’s labor relations participated as speakers or discussants, including professors from Renmin University of China (RUC), China Institute of Industrial Relations (CIIR), arbitrators from the Yangtze Delta and southwestern China, and labor attorneys and NGO representatives from the Pearl River Delta. They were excited to hear details of the U.S. experience dealing with collective disputes and developing effective dispute resolution mechanism. 

On the U.S. side, Eileen Hoffman, Commissioner from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, Greg Mantsios, Director of Murphy Institute at the City University of New York, Mike Fishman, Secretary-Treasurer of SEIU, and several New York local union leaders and Bay Area transportation system attorneys joined a delegation of 32, offering keynote speeches regarding the U.S. collective bargaining system and listened eagerly to presentations given by their Chinese colleagues.

You can read more (in Chinese) at: http://www.jttp.cn/a/report/info/2014/1203/6403.html