Definitions

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  • n. A means of social action in which staff kidnap or surround a corporate executive until demands are met.

Etymologies

From boss + -nap + -ing. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In France, the Elysee Palace is still reeling after a "bossnapping" - manufacturer 3M improved the severance packages for more than 110 workers in exchange for the liberty of manager, Luc Rousselet, who spent more than 24 hours as prisoner of his own furious employees.

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  • In another so-called bossnapping, four dozen employees of a Caterpillar plant in Grenoble held four executives for 24 hours, allegedly confiscated their cell phones and made threatening calls to their families.

    Sure, Kidnap the Man

  • Staff at French plants run by Sony, 3M and Caterpillar have held managers inside the factories overnight, in three separate incidents, to demand better layoff terms - a new form of labour action dubbed bossnapping by the media.

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  • Instead of seizing plants as our Canadian comrades are doing, or adding "bossnapping" to plant occupations as the French have done, we shake our heads as the union negotiates the terms of surrender.

    Capitalism Produces Rich Bankers, but Socialism Produces Happiness

  • Staff at French plants run by Sony, 3M and Caterpillar have held managers inside the factories overnight, in three separate incidents, to demand better layoff terms --a new form of labour action dubbed "bossnapping" by the media.

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  • Libreville - Workers at a French timber subsidiary in Gabon held managers hostage in a French-style "bossnapping" to secure their pay demands, both sides said on Tuesday.

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  • Straits Times Another 'bossnapping' in France - 27 mins ago

    British Blogs

  • STONES thrown through a banker's windows in Edinburgh, workers "bossnapping" executives in France, retrospective 90\% tax rates proposed in Washington, and now a riot in London as G20 leaders arrived for their summit (see article).

    The Economist: Correspondent's diary

  • The action at Caterpillar was the fourth "bossnapping" in France in the last month.

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  • Staff at French plants run by Sony, 3M and Caterpillar have held managers inside the factories overnight, in three separate incidents, to demand better layoff terms -- a new form of labor action dubbed "bossnapping" by the media.

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