The annual labor-management negotiations are under way in the Korean auto industry, and this year includes high-stakes bartering as the unions ask for tens of thousands of dollars in bonus compensation. Hyundai held the first bargaining session with its workers union June 8, kicking off what some analysts predict could become a turbulent summer. The auto maker made it through 2009 and 2010 without strike action, and management hopes its luck will hold again. However, the union is ...

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