Employment issues in the USA
Lead NCPUnited States
Supporting NCP(s)France
DescriptionSpecific instance notified by a trade union regarding the activities of a US subsidiary of a French multinational enterprise operating in the USA.
Theme(s)Employment and industrial relations
Date10 Jun 2003
Host country(ies)United States
SourceTrade Union
Industry sectorManufacturing

In June 2003, the US NCP received a request for review by a trade union alleging that a US subsidiary of a French company had breached the employment and industrial relations provisions of the Guidelines in the USA. Specifically the trade union raised concerns about the collective bargaining process at the company's plant in Massachusetts.

The NCP offered its good offices but the company expressed its desire to address the matter through US labour law procedures. The NCP ended its involvement and concluded the specific instance after workers at the company voted to decertify the trade union as their representative.