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Collective Bargaining and Changing Industrial Relations in China.

Lessons from the U.S. and Germany

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Siqi Luo

This study focuses on the status and prospects of collective bargaining in China based on lessons learned from the post-war United States and Germany. The author regards collective bargaining as a type of core wage regulation that emerged from production regimes at the factory level and from economic and labor policies of the state. This analysis compares the production regimes and the state-labor-capital relations in China today with the U.S. and German models in order to identify the missing links as well as potential driving forces in the current system of collective contract in China. Finally, the author proposes an ideal model of collective bargaining in China, one that offers solutions to a more just and sustainable trajectory of industrial development and that tailors to the power status of the major actors in industrial relations.

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0 Introduction .................................................................................................... 1 A note on methodology and resources ....................................................... 6 An overview of the chapters and main proposals ....................................... 8 Chapter 1 Theoretical perspectives: labor relations and socioeconomic transformation in China .................................................................................... 11 1.1 Previous research on China................................................................. 12 1.1.1 Workers in the socioeconomic transformation ............................. 12 1.1.2 Labor law and policies ................................................................. 16 1.1.3 The state-capital-labor relationship and "Corporatism" approach.. 19 1.2 Key theories and concepts .................................................................. 24 1.2.1 Comparative political economy .................................................... 25 1.2.2 Forces of labor .............................................................................. 28 1.2.3 Labor process and factory regime ................................................. 33 1.3 The Regulation approach .................................................................. 36 1.3.1 Major concepts ............................................................................ 37 1.3.2 Fordism and historical evolution .................................................. 39 1.3.3 Previous applications on Asia and China ...................................... 45 Chapter 2 Collective bargaining in the U.S. and Germany: The rise and fall of Fordist wage regulation .................................................................................... 50 2.1 Two systems of industrial relations..................................................... 50 2.1.1 Collective bargaining in comparison ............................................. 51 2.1.2 Major differences of industrial relations ....................................... 56 2.2 The development of collective bargaining ......................................... 75 2.3 Valuable lessons ................................................................................. 89 2.3.1 Common conditions in the formation of Fordist wage regulation 89 2.3.2 Major implications for effective collective bargaining .................. 92 VIII Chapter 3 Industrial relations and new regimes of production in China .......... 100 3.1 The automobile and electronics industries ....................................... 100 3.2 Production regimes .......................................................................... 114 3.2.1 The automobile industry ............................................................ 114 3.2.2 The electronics industry .............................................................. 130 3.3 Wage regulation .............................................................................. 156 3.3.1 Forms of wage determination ..................................................... 156 3.3.2 The development of the wage system ......................................... 166 3.3.3 The formation and status of collective bargaining ...................... 173 Chapter 4 Wage regulation in China: Is Fordism coming back? ................... 182 4.1 The new global context of...

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