Samsung engineers workplaces for further overwork

The global electronics giant Samsung opened a new semiconductor fabrication line in Pyeongtaek, South Korea earlier this year. Even in this short time, there have been two workers who have killed themselves as a direct result of the punishing and brutal work demands. Instead of addressing the cause of the overwork and stress for workers, Samsung has instead replaced closets, hangers, doorknobs, windows, garment bars, and other amenities in the dormitories so as to prevent workers from using these as hanging points. Samsung Corporation has a long and dark history of vicious union busting.