Description: The CEO of U.S. tire maker Titan International delivered a blistering critique of French working habits, writing to France’s industry minister that his company would be “stupid” to take over a Goodyear factory in France. WSJ’s Grainne McCarthy joins The News Hub to discuss the potential fallout for President Hollande’s labor-reform plans. Photo: AP.
Source: WSJ.com – video report
Date: Feb 20, 2013
Questions for Discussions:
- Summarize the communications between management, government, and the union.
- Do you think there would be as much uproar if the criticism was from a local company rather than an American one?
- What does this report say about issues facing the management of international companies?
- Do you think these parties handled the situation properly?