International Labor Relations: Labor’s Concerns about MNEs
A key concern is the degree to which organized labor can limit an MNE’s operational and strategic choices.
Labor claims it is disadvantaged in dealing with MNEs because:
it is very difficulty to get complete information regarding MNE operations and to interpret their financial data
MNEs can manipulate product and resource flows
MNEs can easily switch value-adding activities to other countries and/or regions
the scale and complexity of MNE operations make it hard to identify the location of decision-making authority