November 22, 2007

YOU KNEW THEY'D RUN FROM GERMANS...:

End to French Transit Strike Seems Near (DOREEN CARVAJAL, 11/22/07, NY Times)

A crippling national transportation strike that has lasted nine days appeared to be sputtering to an end in France today as rail workers fighting to retain early retirement rights appeared to grow willing to accept negotiations and voted throughout the country to return to work. [...]

It has been a symbolic clash that has tested the resolve of the transport unions — fighting an unpopular battle to allow their workers to retire in their 50s — against that of President Nicholas Sarkozy.


...but they fold even to a lone Hungarian.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 22, 2007 1:51 PM
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