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Korean women textile workers fight for Fair Union Election, 1976-1978

South Korea
Time period
July, 1976 to April, 1978
Total points
4 out of 10 points
Name of researcher, and date dd/mm/yyyy
Soul Han, 11/11/2012

The Dong Il Textile was one of the leading Korean companies whose products were exported to foreign countries during 1970s. At the time, the Korean economy was heavily dependent on the profits gained from exportation of low-industrial cheap products (mostly apparel and chemical products). Dong Il was deemed by the people to be one of those exemplary firms in this context, because it succeeded in “efficiently” producing cheap and mass textile products. Such “efficiency” was possible only because it exploited an abundant supply of cheap labor.