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2 captive Goodyear bosses holed up overnight at factory in northern France
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 3:52 AM EST
Two Goodyear bosses held captive by workers spent the night inside a factory in northern France that the company wants to close.
Sylvain Niel, a labor lawyer who has worked on similar issues, said the tactic fell away because any agreements under pressure were later voided in courts. He described it as an act of despair by workers "without room to maneuver."
But the Amiens plant has an especially contentious past, with sometimes violent protests against the closure.