Today in Labor History

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December 26, 1996


In response to the government’s new anti-labor legislation that included retrenchment of workers’ job security, working conditions, and freedom of association, South Korea’s labor federations call for a general strike.  Hundreds of thousands of workers and supporters participated in the strike over the following months, with Hyundai workers among the first to walk off the job.  [Photo:  Striking Hyundai workers, 2012.]


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