Chinese workers uniting across geographic lines; police in Beijing detain 18 busloads of underpaid, petitioning teachers

Another example of workers uniting across geographic lines. Radio Free Asia reported that these busloads of teachers from at least four provinces -- Hebei, Shandong, Jiangsu, and Fujian -- came together to Beijing to petition the government about owed compensation and benefits. This comes just weeks after Walmart employees in multiple cities orchestrated a coordinated strike action. This new trend can have important implications for China's future labor relations.