Friday, November 23, 2007

Sarkozy--Passive Strike Busting

The French railway strike is all but over and Nicholas Sarkozy is basking in the win--sort of. Sarkozy, whose election was predicated in part upon the growing disdain among the French for the sense of entitlement that many workers, particularly union workers, have to their jobs, remained largely out of the negotiations. He allowed public sentiment, which opposed the strike, to destroy it.

Eventually, the market made it impossible for the unions to keep the strike up.

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