Hyundai on Wednesday reaches a tentative agreement with the Korean Metal Workers Union after a 17-hour bargaining session that ended just hours before the union was to hold a strike vote. The biggest hurdle in negotiations was compliance with new Korean labor law limiting the number of full-time, paid union representatives to 26. The union has 237 representatives in Hyundai plants and wanted the company to continue paying them. However, the union finally backed off and agreed that the ...

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