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How Korea's Labor Market Breeds Social Inequality
November 08, 2016
How Korea's Labor Market Breeds Social Inequality
Structural flaws in Korea's labor market trap workers and perpetuate social inequality.
How Korea's Labor Market Breeds Social Inequality
South Korean Labor Strike Streak Fizzles Out
September 24, 2016
South Korean Labor Strike Streak Fizzles Out
Trickle-down labor reforms aimed to revive dismal economy, but lack safety net for bottom rung.
South Korean Labor Strike Streak Fizzles Out
South Korea's Labor Protests Weren't an Aberration
December 11, 2015
South Korea's Labor Protests Weren't an Aberration
South Korea's labor protests should come as no surprise -- and you can expect more to follow.
South Korea's Labor Protests Weren't an Aberration
Number of Irregular Workers Continue to Rise in South Korea
November 10, 2015
Number of Irregular Workers Continue to Rise in South Korea
South Korea's economic inequality keeps getting worse.
Number of Irregular Workers Continue to Rise in South Korea
South Korea's Migrant Workers in the Public Eye
September 10, 2015
South Korea's Migrant Workers in the Public Eye
The hardships faced by foreign workers in South Korea are slowing gaining more public attention.
South Korea's Migrant Workers in the Public Eye
Youth Unemployment at 15-Year High in South Korea
July 31, 2015
Youth Unemployment at 15-Year High in South Korea
Youth unemployment--and corresponding pessimism--is riding high in South Korea.
Youth Unemployment at 15-Year High in South Korea
Korea's Latest High-Altitude Protest Targets Kia Motors
June 27, 2015
Korea's Latest High-Altitude Protest Targets Kia Motors
Two workers are protesting what they call illegal labor practices by Kia Motors.
Korea's Latest High-Altitude Protest Targets Kia Motors
Who Represents Labor Market Outsiders in South Korea?
June 03, 2015
Who Represents Labor Market Outsiders in South Korea?
If South Korea's left won't represent the poor, who will?
Who Represents Labor Market Outsiders in South Korea?
This South Korean's High-Altitude Protest Just Broke a Record
May 27, 2015
This South Korean's High-Altitude Protest Just Broke a Record
Ja Gwang-ho's chimney-top sit-in is the latest in a storied tradition of high-profile labor protests in South Korea.
This South Korean's High-Altitude Protest Just Broke a Record
The High Cost of Removing Samsung From a Business Card
April 06, 2015
The High Cost of Removing Samsung From a Business Card
Samsung employees are protesting the sale of four units to Korean conglomerate Hanwha.
The High Cost of Removing Samsung From a Business Card
Self-Immolation Highlights Plight of South Korean Contract Workers
February 21, 2015
Self-Immolation Highlights Plight of South Korean Contract Workers
A worker at a South Korean tire factory set himself ablaze to protest the changing labor environment.
Self-Immolation Highlights Plight of South Korean Contract Workers
South Korea’s New Labor Plan Looks to TV Drama
December 31, 2014
South Korea’s New Labor Plan Looks to TV Drama
In trying to assist temporary workers, the government draws some inspiration from a popular TV character.
South Korea’s New Labor Plan Looks to TV Drama
Post-97 Korea and Its Discontents
November 20, 2014
Post-97 Korea and Its Discontents
Deregulated labor markets and the pressure of global capitalism pushes some precarious workers to acts of public drama.
Post-97 Korea and Its Discontents
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