Hyundai Motor Co. Ltd. credits “the mood of the people” with helping to bring a near-record conclusion to the strike actions of its 40,000 unionized employees, a company spokesman tells Ward’s. The strike ended July 1, when workers accepted a wage package considerably smaller than the amounts they were demanding, marking the speediest contract settlement at Hyundai since 1995. (See related story: Hyundai Strike Ends, Workers Get Raise) “The union was reading the public mood and knew ...

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