One of the major tasks of FCLB is to seek funds for China Labour Bulletin. FCLB and CLB are separate entities, each subject to its own bylaws, and governed by it’s own board of directors. They are subject to legal requirements in their respective jurisdictions. FCLB is incorpoarted in New York State as a not-for-profit NGO. It is governed by a group of renowned professionals and human rights activists, who have extensive experience in public and community service.
Scott Greathead is a partner in the New York City office of Wiggin and Dana LLP, and CEO of World Monitors Inc., which works with global corporations and others on strategies for responsible business practices. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Human Rights First (formerly the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights), which he co-founded in 1978. He has visited more than a dozen countries on human rights fact-finding missions for organizations such as Human Rights First, Human Rights Watch and the International League for Human Rights. His writings on human rights and corporate social responsibility have appeared in publications including the New York Times, and the Washington Post. He is an officer or director of several public interest organizations, including the American Conservation Association, and Human Rights in China, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He also serves on the advisory committee of the Business and Economic Relations Group of Amnesty International USA. From 1984 to 1990, Greathead served as the First Assistant Attorney General of New York State.
Robin Munro, research director of CLB, is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s leading experts on human rights in China. He has published numerous books and articles including Dangerous Minds, a ground-breaking study of political psychiatry in China.
Prior to joining CLB in 2002, he was the Sir Joseph Hotung Senior Research Fellow at London University’s School of Oriental and African Studies. From 1989 until 98, he served as Principal China Researcher for Human Rights Watch, and from 1986 to 89, was a China Researcher for Amnesty International.
James D. Seymour is Senior Research Scholar at Columbia University’s Weatherhead East Asian Institute, and Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Chinese University of Hong Kong’s Universities Service Centre for China Studies, and lecturer adjunct associate professor at the that university's Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies Faculty of Social Science, Masters Program in Global Political Economy. He has written widely about Chinese politics and human rights issues. He is the primary author of New Ghosts, Old Ghosts: Prisons and Labor Reform Camps in China, the major study of China’s penal system. Before becoming active in Friends of China Labour Bulletin, he was a director and the treasurer of China Labor Watch, and earlier had been a director and the treasurer of Human Rights in China. He lives in New York and Hong Kong.
Cecilia Brighi, a veteran labour rights activist, has cooperated with many local and international labour organizations.She is currently working for the Confederazione Italiana Sindacati Lavoratori, CISL (Italian Confederation of Workers’ Unions) to promote collaboration with trade unions in Asia.
She has taken part in all World Trade Organization (WTO) summits since the organization was founded in 1995. She chaired the Health, Safety and Environment Committee of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU, now ITUC) for five years, and for 15 years she participated in discussions on the new conventions of the International Labour Organization (ILO) on a number of issues such as the health and safety of miners, worst forms of child labor, and major industrial harzards. She works closely with trade unions and worker groups in Asia, focusing on China, Burma, India, Pakistan, Korea and the Philippines.
Her other professional experience includes: worker member of the ILO Governing Body (2001-2008); worker chair of the Committee of the 2007 ILO Conference for the discussion of the new ILO decision on sustainable enterprises (2007); member of the CE Consultative Committee National Institute for foreign trade (2002-2006); delegate to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)(1997-2006).
David Dorn has served as International Affairs Director at the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) since 1982. He has supervised the expansion of AFT international work for human rights and teachers’ union rights and its support for the development of democratic teachers unions in emerging democracies in Eastern and Central Europe, Russia and Central America. He has maintained overall responsibility for the development and implementation of Education for Democracy/International (ED/I) projects since their inception in the late 1980s.ED/I promotes educational activities that improve the teaching of democracy and civics throughout the world. Additionally, he is responsible for the development of the AFT’s Africa AIDS campaign designed to assist African teachers’ organizations in fighting the deadly AIDS pandemic through peer group training and education.
He served as the President of CIVITAS International since its founding in 1995 until September,2003. CIVITAS International is a coalition of governmental and non-governmental organizations seeking to promote democratic education. He continues his work with CIVITAS International as President Emeritus.
He also is a member of the boards of directors of the Institute for International Studies, the Foundation for Education for Democracy in Poland and Social Democrats USA. In 1992 he was awarded an Education Medal by the Polish Ministry of Education for his work in support of education for democracy programs in that country. Before coming to the AFT, he served as Assistant Secretary General of the International Federation of Free Teachers Unions, President of the U.S.Youth Council, and a member of the Peace Corps in Peru.
Richard Hayman is a professional mariner based in New York who has worked with Chinese state shipping companies over many years, especially on the Yangzi river. His experience in China includes ship construction and inland operations in the Three Gorges region where he was director of a ship fleet crew of more than 2,000. The labor abuses of this joint venture led him to volunteer for FCLB. Hayman is author of the book Yangzi River Map, the definitive reference guide to the region. He also contributed to the critical English edition, The River Dragon edited by the courageous dissident Dai Qing. His other interests include contemporary Chinese music. He performs on the classic qin lute. He was once a lecturer at the Conservatory of China in Beijing.
Han Dongfang is the director of CLB. He has been an advocate for workers' rights in China for more than two decades. He first came to international prominence during the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 when, as a railway worker, he helped set up China’s first independent trade union, the Beijing Autonomous Workers’ Federation. In 1993, he was expelled to Hong Kong, where the following year he set up CLB in order to promote labor rights in mainland China. Han has received numerous international awards, such as the Democracy Award from the U.S. National Endowment for Democracy in 1993 and the International Activist Award from the Gleitsman Foundation. In addition to his work at CLB, Han is on the board of Human Rights in China. He also has his own radio talk show on Radio Free Asia, during which he conducts regular interviews with workers and farmers. These interviews give a unique insight into the lives of ordinary working people in China. You can read or listen to the entire archives in Chinese or the interview summaries in English at the CLB website.
Eugenia Kemble is executive director of the Albert Shanker Institute, a non-profit organization endowed by the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), which conducts research, publishes reports, and fosters candid conversations around its three main issue areas of education, labor and democracy.
Beginning as a newspaper reporter for the AFT’s New York City local, the United Federation of Teachers, she moved to the national organization to serve as special assistant to Albert Shanker when he was elected AFT president in 1974.
In 1983 she became the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations’ (AFL-CIO) representative to the Democracy Program, a coalition effort that helped to create the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), and which included the Democratic Party, the Republican Party, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, as well as the AFL-CIO. In 1984, she was named the executive director of the AFL-CIO’s newly created Free Trade Union Institute, a nonprofit organization which raised NED funds to support unions around the world in their struggle for democracy, most notably, Solidarity in Poland.
Returning to the AFT in 1989 as President Shanker’s special assistant for educational issues, she directed and helped to expand the AFT’s Educational Issues Department. In 1999, she helped organize the founding and start-up of the Albert Shanker Institute.