Founded in 2006, Friends of China Labour Bulletin (FCLB) is a U.S.-registered nonprofit corporation. Its mission is to seek the realization in China of international standards and conventions on workers’ freedom of association and the right to free collective bargaining, along with the effective enforcement of China’s own labor laws.
To advance these causes, FCLB seeks funds to support program activities carried out by its sister organization, China Labour Bulletin (CLB). CLB is a non-governmental organization based in Hong Kong, founded in 1994 by labor activist Han Dongfang to promote labor rights in China. The group conducts in-depth research on labor relations in China, monitors labor rights violations, provides legal advice and assistance to workers, and facilitates collective bargaining by providing Chinese workers with relevant training and education. Currently, CLB’s main programs are the Labor Rights Litigation Project, the Collective Bargaining Project, and the Media, Research and Advocacy Project. To learn more about CLB’s work, please visit the bilingual website.
China Labour Bulletin relies entirely on financial donations from organizations and individuals to continue its program work, and FCLB conducts fundraising activities to assist CLB towards that goal. FCLB is also dedicated to raising international public awareness of key labor rights’ challenges and the development of the workers’ movement in China today.
The organization is governed by an international board of experts that meets four times a year.