Goodyear Tire Workers in France Take Bosses Hostage

Who wouldn't want to do business there?


Workers at a Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. factory in northern France prevented two managers from leaving the facility on Monday, the latest in a string of protests by union members who were accused by a U.S. executive last year of doing little work.

The site director and the director of human resources at the Goodyear plant in Amiens were being held in a room whose access is controlled by union representatives and employees, Goodyear said in a statement.

Mickaël Wamen, a union representative, said the managers would be held until workers get a satisfactory response to their requests. He said the managers already have been informed that they will spend the night at the site.