Board Chairman Lee-Sanghoon and twenty-seven other high-level executives from Samsung and its partner companies have been indicted for allegedly undermining a labor union of its employees. The indictments come after years of rumors about the company’s strong disapproval of labor unions. South Korean prosecutors of the case have deemed Samsung’s actions as “an organized crime”. The company has been alleged to have taken many different approaches to discourage its employees from joining labor unions such as threatening to lower the wages of union workers. Samsung has even cut off business ties with companies who are pro-unions.