Monday’s meeting in the northern French city of Amiens was not going well.
As farm tires blocked the doorway, two Goodyear managers were trapped in a conference room with angry French workers who were demanding more money in exchange for the inevitable loss of their jobs.
Goodyear has tried to shutter the plant in Amiens for five years without success. Its latest attempt was met Monday with a “boss-napping” — a French negotiating tactic that had largely faded away after the height of the economic crisis in 2009.
Late Monday, one of the captive managers decried the tactic as degrading and humiliating.News Tribune news services