We have just learned that Kim Joo hyun, a 26-year-old man who worked in the Samsung electronics LCD factory in Chun-ahn city in Korea, jumped from the roof of the dormitory and killed himself in the early morning of January 11. He suffered from skin disease due to chemicals and depression because of severe job stress. This shocking news is even more disturbing since it follows a rash of similar suicides by young workers at the Foxconn factory in China and inspires us to increase our determination to bring justice for the Samsung workers and families. He is the second suicide at Samsung this month! See the article by Elizabeth Grossman at http://huff.to/eYQGXr for more background and details.
In memory of Kim Joo hyun, we ask that you join the Samsung Accountability Campaign on the Causes page at:
Already more than 800 people have joined and there have been many important campaign updates posted to keep people aware of new developments. Please join this Cause and continue your support for the Samsung workers and families. Thanks!
Also, the campaign is asking that you sign the International Petition to support Samsung workers & families.
To date, more than 450 key activists and leaders from around the world have endorsed the statement and list of demands contained in the petition. To see the entire text and to view the list of endorsements, see http://www.gopetition.com/petition/40246.html .
Thanks very much for your support and please let your friends know – we must support the people who are suffering while making the technology that we rely on!