Amiens lawsuit seeks to block Goodyear plant closure
When Maurice Taylor visited Goodyear’s plant in Amiens, France, he claims to have observed workers talking for several hours a day instead of getting busy with the tasks they were paid to do, and when he challenged them about this they replied it was “the French way.” Now the Amiens plant workers are engaging in a behaviour more in line with the American way – they have sued Goodyear Tire & Rubber.
According to media reports, a lawsuit on behalf of the Amiens plant workers was filed at the Summit County Common Pleas Court in Goodyear’s home town of Akron, Ohio on 9 April. The suit aims to prevent the plant’s closure, and the plaintiffs also seek US$4 million in damages.
As yet, Goodyear has issued no statement regarding the lawsuit.