Workers at light-truck maker Ssangyong’s Korean plant are the first of the local industry’s labor force to sign a comprehensive wage and work-rule agreement with their management. The move is in contrast to the company’s past contentious labor relations. Workers conducted a violent 6-week strike in 2009 that included the use of fire bombs, slingshot missiles and burning tires to fight off police and company security forces, precipitating the auto maker’s eventual bankruptcy. Union ...

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