In 24 cities across the country, millions have walked off the job and taken to the streets. They're demanding an increase in the country's barely livable minimum wage of $170.
Although the minimum wage in Indonesia varies depending on the province and sector, the average is still significantly lower than China's - a comparison many businessmen in Indonesia often make.This is crazy that people are paid so poorly that they have to fight to get to the living standards of China; but it's inspiring that they are willing to stand up for their rights and fight back.
The labor movement isn't dead, I can hear it's heart beating from the factory workers of Indonesia to the teachers in Chicago, from the miners in South Africa, to the walmart warehouse workers across America. Solidarity lives on forever. If we want better conditions for working people in America or any country, it won't come from benevolent politicians, but from organized struggles by the workers themselves. Keep up the fight.