Saturday, February 02, 2008

On Strike!

A sticker I've seen in Marseille says "France- the world champion of the strike!" It's probably true. Since I've been here, the streets have been shut down twice for a demonstration of taxi drivers who are upset about calls to deregulate their industry, and there was a strike of cashiers calling for higher wages. The French seem to take it in stride and most of them seem to side with the strikers. One thing you can say about them- the French suffer nothing quietly.

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