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Dramatic Photos Capture The Chaos In France As Strikes Escalate

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American companies have NO IDEA how easy they have it. The French know how to strike!

Dramatic Photos Capture The Chaos In France As Strikes Escalate

French protesters accuse the government of undemocratically passing controversial labor reforms

The protests began earlier this month, when France’s Socialist government forced through a labor reform bill that makes it easier for companies to hire and fire employees and relaxes regulations protecting workers’ pay and working hours.

Opponents of the reforms accused the government of using anti-democratic meansto push them through without a parliamentary vote. Activists held demonstrations and one of France’s largest labor unions, the CGT, called for nationwide strikes.

Meanwhile, unions voted Wednesday to start strikes at French nuclear power stations, and public transport workers have joined the strikes, causing travel chaos. Unions have also called for country-wide walk-outs and protests to take place on Thursday.

The French never forget their revolution like we do.


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The conservatives are going to keep pushing American labor around, and THIS is what they're going to get as a result The hand writing is on the wall right now. The French have always conducted their strikes on a nationwide level. American compaines are gonna be dreaming about "the good old days" when they were kings.
 

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American companies have NO IDEA how easy they have it. The French know how to strike!

Dramatic Photos Capture The Chaos In France As Strikes Escalate



The French never forget their revolution like we do.



The conservatives are going to keep pushing American labor around, and THIS is what they're going to get as a result The hand writing is on the wall right now. The French have always conducted their strikes on a nationwide level. American compaines are gonna be dreaming about "the good old days" when they were kings.

I must have missed something. Are the French taking over America? Are we talking French French or Canadian French? The Canadian French are easier to get along with but the French French are better cooks. Hmm..this is a toughie...which do I want, which do I want?
 

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I must have missed something. Are the French taking over America? Are we talking French French or Canadian French? The Canadian French are easier to get along with but the French French are better cooks. Hmm..this is a toughie...which do I want, which do I want?

No. We're talking about how the French strike and what's on the horizon for US strikes as well.
 

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No. We're talking about how the French strike and what's on the horizon for US strikes as well.

The US is too big in scale for a national strike like the French seem to enjoy.
 

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No. We're talking about how the French strike and what's on the horizon for US strikes as well.

well since most workers in those area's can't strike there is little to fear.
unlike france we don't deem shutting down national travel as a good thing.

over there they strike over the simplest of things they are quite common very disruptive
and they basically hold the entire country hostage.

there is a different view in here in America as well.
unless the people have a valid reason for striking any strike is not viewed in favor of the workers.
 

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American companies have NO IDEA how easy they have it. The French know how to strike!

Dramatic Photos Capture The Chaos In France As Strikes Escalate



The French never forget their revolution like we do.


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The conservatives are going to keep pushing American labor around, and THIS is what they're going to get as a result The hand writing is on the wall right now. The French have always conducted their strikes on a nationwide level. American compaines are gonna be dreaming about "the good old days" when they were kings.

History Repeating.

It's rather ****ed up to see, actually, after the show of patriotism that came from them last year with the attacks on Paris.

But Americans have seen their share of labor-related strikes that turn violent. It often happens in connection with Unions.
 

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The US is too big in scale for a national strike like the French seem to enjoy.

On a national level, you can argue that. Though, it was not uncommon for both railway workers and Teamsters to strike nationally...

The intensity of the French strikes is really the issue, not just the size of them.
 

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Americans are above strikes man.
 

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well since most workers in those area's can't strike there is little to fear.
unlike france we don't deem shutting down national travel as a good thing.

over there they strike over the simplest of things they are quite common very disruptive
and they basically hold the entire country hostage.

there is a different view in here in America as well.
unless the people have a valid reason for striking any strike is not viewed in favor of the workers.

There were many who could not strike in the 1920s and 30s either. The trick was "respect for picket lines". Those strikes were huge and advanced peoples rights on the job and raised wages and benefits. Those were the days when, like the French, American had drawn the line and stood their ground and corporations got a big does of reality and who CAN make changes and American business profited greatly during those times. American companies have had it very very easy for some time now, like labor had it very very easy for some time as well. The pendulum however is swinging back the other way and if American companies don't read the writing on the wall, the "French style" will certainly reopen here in the US.
 

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Americans are above strikes man.

There is nothing "low" about a strike. A filibuster is a form of strike. The strike is used by all sorts of professional people all the time and is a very successful vehicle when it is respected.
 

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History Repeating.

It's rather ****ed up to see, actually, after the show of patriotism that came from them last year with the attacks on Paris.

But Americans have seen their share of labor-related strikes that turn violent. It often happens in connection with Unions.

The Frenchmen ARE very patriotic, and a labor strike has nothing to do with "love of country", but is a show of liberty. If these people didn't believe in the liberties of the country and that their country deserves more, they would just dry up and blow away, the same way that overly threatened and company sycophants do in the US which is why wages and benefits have not been able to keep pace with rising costs that are boxing everybody in.

The French are showing a normal reaction to that kind of thing right now. YOu can back a dog into a corner and keep whipping him, but sooner or later he's gonna ....

Happens every time.
 

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The government is inept and the article demonstrates that France's troubles have nothing to do with labor unions. Startups fail in the US in huge numbers every day as well. I think that one of the difficulties with new businesses - is that there are just too many of them and the competition is is really tough, which means that the newbies have to spend more than they can afford. France's taxes are, I'm sure very high, like most of Europe, but France is a revolutionary society - full stop, and we see this with big issues. This economic environment is leading more and ore people to stack broader and more inciting steps as a remedy because the leadership (corps and government) refuse - I say "refuse" - to get the hints and that kind of disrespect only lasts so long.

Things are being forced to change, and that's what happens.
 

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That has WHAT to do with the topic?

France's Socialist policies have chased out capital investment including American companies that used to use French labor.

You claim that kind of anti-business anti corporate nonsense is coming here ? That nonsense led to a 77% drop in foreign investment a year after Hollande raised taxes to 75%
 

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France's Socialist policies have chased out capital investment including American companies that used to use French labor.

You claim that kind of anti-business anti corporate nonsense is coming here ? That nonsense led to a 77% drop in foreign investment a year after Hollande raised taxes to 75%

:roll:

You're full of contradictions. On the millionaires and taxes:
Predictably, the tax took in far less than advertised before it was dropped. But there was no mass exodus of rich people from the country. You don't get to be rich by paying taxes; you get rich by shielding your money from the tax man.

The exodus is because of terrorism, which is what the article is about.
 

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France's Socialist policies have chased out capital investment including American companies that used to use French labor.

LOL.. American companies have never really been welcomed in France. The American arrogance towards France did that to American companies. As for chasing out capital investment.. what do you base that on?

You claim that kind of anti-business anti corporate nonsense is coming here ? That nonsense led to a 77% drop in foreign investment a year after Hollande raised taxes to 75%

And you can of course back this up with actual figures right?
 

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American companies have NO IDEA how easy they have it. The French know how to strike!

Dramatic Photos Capture The Chaos In France As Strikes Escalate



The French never forget their revolution like we do.


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The conservatives are going to keep pushing American labor around, and THIS is what they're going to get as a result The hand writing is on the wall right now. The French have always conducted their strikes on a nationwide level. American compaines are gonna be dreaming about "the good old days" when they were kings.

What on earth is dramatic with those pictures? Looks like normal demonstrations in Europe, and especially in France. You see in Europe, we are actually allowed to demonstrate unlike in the US, where the police hit down on any and all protests that are not backed by the big corporations...
 

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What on earth is dramatic with those pictures? Looks like normal demonstrations in Europe, and especially in France. You see in Europe, we are actually allowed to demonstrate unlike in the US, where the police hit down on any and all protests that are not backed by the big corporations...

DING DING DING DING!!!!!!!

Things are changing in the US though as more and more people have more and more to demonstrate about.
 

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well since most workers in those area's can't strike there is little to fear.
unlike france we don't deem shutting down national travel as a good thing.

over there they strike over the simplest of things they are quite common very disruptive
and they basically hold the entire country hostage.

there is a different view in here in America as well.
unless the people have a valid reason for striking any strike is not viewed in favor of the workers.

I just hope sanitation workers ever do a nationwide strike. That would be holding the entire country hostage. I would be the first one voting to give them whatever they demand.
 

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It's rather ****ed up to see, actually, after the show of patriotism that came from them last year with the attacks on Paris.

But Americans have seen their share of labor-related strikes that turn violent. It often happens in connection with Unions.

No, it happens in connection with abusing laborers.

Unions are simply organizations of laborers. Laborers and unions that are treated well tend not to turn violent.
 

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There were many who could not strike in the 1920s and 30s either. The trick was "respect for picket lines". Those strikes were huge and advanced peoples rights on the job and raised wages and benefits. Those were the days when, like the French, American had drawn the line and stood their ground and corporations got a big does of reality and who CAN make changes and American business profited greatly during those times. American companies have had it very very easy for some time now, like labor had it very very easy for some time as well. The pendulum however is swinging back the other way and if American companies don't read the writing on the wall, the "French style" will certainly reopen here in the US.

this did nothing to address anything I said.
there are workers in the US that can't strike.

states should expand that as well to teachers etc ...
no there won't be French style at all.

nothing you can do when you get replaced by a machine who are you going to strike against?
you job just got eliminated which many people at mcdonalds, Wendy's etc are soon going to find out.
 

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I just hope sanitation workers ever do a nationwide strike. That would be holding the entire country hostage. I would be the first one voting to give them whatever they demand.

most of those workers are private companies that the city rents out to. I am sure places like NY they are all
city workers. so for the most part trash pick up for most of the country will be fine.

hell that isn't even work anymore guy just drives around in a truck. automated lift puts the trash in the truck.
 

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LOL.. American companies have never really been welcomed in France. The American arrogance towards France did that to American companies. As for chasing out capital investment.. what do you base that on?



And you can of course back this up with actual figures right?


American arrogance ? More like French Socialist arrogance led to a idiotic 75% tax rate.

And the consequences
France waves discreet goodbye to 75 percent super-tax | Reuters
 
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