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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

Link: http://on.wsj.com/WaUxSU

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?

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