Hyundai Motor Co. Ltd. and sister auto maker Kia Motors Corp. say threatened week-long partial strikes called by their labor unions to protest the pending U.S.-South Korea free-trade agreement are illegal. Leaders of the Federation of Korean Metal Workers union announced today (June 12) workers will stage partial strikes lasting two to five hours over a 5-day period beginning June 25. Forty percent of Hyundai and Kia’s 62,000 workers are members of the federation, which has the ability ...

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