Case | HBS Case Collection | June 1999 (Revised November 2006)

Basil "Buzz" Hargrove and de Havilland, Inc. (A)

by Kathleen L. McGinn and Angela Keros

Abstract

Buzz Hargrove, national president of the Canadian Auto Workers, needs to find a way to secure an agreement from a negotiated contract with de Havilland, Inc. Local union leaders feel the deal is not good enough, but Hargrove is convinced management will close the plant down otherwise.

Keywords: Media; Power and Influence; Negotiation Deal; Leadership; Agreements and Arrangements; Business Exit or Shutdown; Labor Unions; Negotiation Types; Management Teams; Manufacturing Industry; Auto Industry; Canada;

Citation:

McGinn, Kathleen L., and Angela Keros. Basil "Buzz" Hargrove and de Havilland, Inc. (A). Harvard Business School Case 899-138, June 1999. (Revised November 2006.)