Thursday, April 20, 20173:30 PMPerloff 1102UCLA
Ms. Jinsook Kim is widely known for her protest of labor repression at Hanjin shipyards in 2011, sitting-in atop a high altitude crane for 309 days. Accompanying Ms. Kim will be Yira Hwang, who handled the support operation on the ground for Ms. Jinsook Kim during her sit-in, and Mr. Jeonggeun Kim, director of the documentary.
Ms Kim, a female welder who spearheaded the struggle to democratize the union in the mid-1980s, was eventually fired by the company, and has been waging a persistent battle for reinstatement since then. She emerged as a key figure in the “democratic” labor movement of South Korea over the 1990s as one of the most committed leaders of the metal workers’ union movement and in the recent decades has become the champion of irregular workers.
YouTube film preview: https://www.youtube.com/embed/BXIfuAChOKs
Cost : Free and open to the public.
Sponsor(s): Center for Korean Studies, UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, Labor and Workplace Studies
Thursday, April 20, 20173:30 PMPerloff 1102
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