Plot or ploy? Workers kidnap, then release Goodyear managers

Posted on January 9, 2014

Is there a difference between "boss-napping" and kidnapping? No. Or, at least, there shouldn't be.

Union workers at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.'s Amiens plant in northern France kidnapped two managers because the workers were not happy with what is happening with the plant. The press often refers to this negotiating ploy as "boss-napping," which seems to take away from the severity of the action itself. 

Modern Tire Dealer Editor Bob Ulrich takes exception with the French union in his latest blog, "Kidnapping plot: Goodyear workers in France should be arrested."

Goodyear also was not pleased with the situation. Find out how it reacted to the incident, both before and after, by reading the blog.

What do you think about the kidnapping? Is this a serious offense or just a case of much ado about nothing?

Let us know what you think by leaving a comment.

Related Topics: B.O.B., France, Plants

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Bob Ulrich was named Modern Tire Dealer editor in August 2000. He joined the magazine in 1985 as assistant editor, and has been responsible for gathering statistical information for MTD's "Facts Issue" since 1993.
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