Now these guys are PROS, they don't screw around when it comes to negotiations. Just grab the nearest CEO. and hold him hostage. No mamby pamby protesting with signs or tea bags. French strikers hold 3M exec hostage amid talks PITHIVIERS, France â€“ Striking French workers for U.S. manufacturer 3M held their boss hostage amid labor talks Wednesday at a plant south of Paris, as anger over layoffs and cutbacks mounted around the country.....con.