"Free Speech and Freedom of Association: Finding the Balance" - position paper critiques employer groups' defense of US-style anti-union campaigns - includes responses & non-responses
Intl. Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), Jun 2013
Samsung Everland fires union leader for leaking corporate information
Yonhap News (So. Korea), 18 Jul 2011
So. Korea: Recently formed "pan-Samsung union" challenges "no union policy", company says it is committed to complying with regulations
Song Jung-a, Financial Times, 13 Jul 2011
Unions file OECD complaint against Deutsche Telekom for alleged anti-union activities by its wholly owned subsidiary T-Mobile USA & its majority owned Montenegrin subsidiary Crnogorski Telekom, company says allegations are "baseless"
Cornelius Rahn, Bloomberg, 12 Jul 2011
USA: American Rights at Work highlights Thompson Electric partnership with union to improve worker safety
American Rights at Work, Sep 2009
China: Local union alleges Ole Wolff Electronics factory dismissed workers for forming a union – includes company response
Peter Rasmussen, United Federation of Danish Workers, 21 Aug 2008
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Author: Intl. Trade Union Confederation
[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Delta Air Lines and Deutsche Telekom to respond to this paper; see responses below.] The fundamental right to freedom of association guarantees that workers are able to form and join trade unions...
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Author: Yonhap News [So. Korea]
Samsung Everland…said Monday that it has fired a worker for leaking sensitive corporate information less than a week after employees set up a trade union. The company, which is an affiliate of Samsung Group…said Cho Jang-hee, the vice chairman of the...
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Author: Song Jung-a, Financial Times [blog]
Four employees at theme park operator Samsung Everland, the group’s de facto holding company, have formed the first pan-Samsung union, challenging the group’s policy of not allowing labour unions...Samsung is now the world’s largest technology company...
Author: Cornelius Rahn, Bloomberg [USA]
[L]abor leaders filed a complaint with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development to push the German phone company’s T-Mobile USA unit to respect workers’ rights. The…[unions] contend that T-Mobile violates international guidelines by...
Thompson Electric, Inc. In Partnership With: IBEW - An innovative partnership that makes worker safety and training a priority [USA]
Author: American Rights at Work
In 2002, Thompson Electric, the IBEW, and industry trade group the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) joined forces in a strategic move to address the biggest issues facing the electrical contracting industry-providing workers with core...
Author: Peter Rasmussen, in 3F, United Federation of Danish Workers
Trade unionists sacked. No employment contracts. No respect for the courts. These are some of the accusations levelled by a local union at Ole Wolff Electronics, a Danish-owned electronics factory in the city of Yantai...[in] China. Ole Wolff...