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French Strike

France Hit By Train Strike After Airport Action Yesterday

AP | Posted 08.13.2013 | World

PARIS — After two days of air traffic controller strikes, French rail workers walked off the job Thursday to protest a reorganization of the nat...

What's Wrong with the (Fighting) French?

Debra Ollivier | Posted 06.29.2011 | World
Debra Ollivier

These French strikes are far less about two years of retirement and far more about preserving an infrastructure of social benefits that are sacrosanct to the French and the bedrock of their culture.

Letter From Paris: Greed Heard Round The World

Beth Arnold | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beth Arnold

While banks and the auto industry have been bailed out, public transportation workers and other civil servants complain that small and medium businesses -- the people -- have gotten a big fat zero.

France On Strike To Protest Government's Handling Of Financial Crisis

Huffington Post | Hanna Ingber Win | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

UPDATE: 2pm The unions who organized the nation-wide strike in France say 2.5 million workers have participated, BBC reports. French police have put ...

European Truckers, Farmers Blocking Borders In Protest Against Gas Prices

New York Times | Alan Cowell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

PARIS -- Gasoline at $4 a gallon? If only. As prices across America hit an average $4 a gallon over the weekend, European motorists, truckers and eco...

Strike Costing France Up To 400 Mil Euros Per Day

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

With France braced for more walkouts this week, the rail strike over pension reforms is costing between 300 and 400 million euros (440 and 586 million...