In South Korea They Send Executives To Prison For Breaking Labor Laws – Pretty Much The Opposite Of The U.S.
“Lee Sang-hoon, the chairman of Samsung Electronics, has been found guilty of violating South Korea’s labor union laws and sentenced to 18 months in prison, the Financial Times reports. Prosecutors said that Lee, along with around 24 other current and former Samsung officials, used a variety of tactics to discourage union activity, including threatening to cut wages and withdrawing business to union-friendly subcontractors . .
In the US, hostile actions against unions by the largest corporations are celebrated and treated as a virtue, not as a crime.