TITLE

Strike Out

AUTHOR(S)
Henley, Jon
PUB. DATE
September 2000
SOURCE
New Republic;09/25/2000, Vol. 223 Issue 13, p50
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses the prevalence of labor strikes and lockouts by workers from various industries in France. Surge in world oil prices which triggered the strikes; Reliance of the country to the protection of the state instead of advocating free trade and economic liberalism; Barricade of protesters in oil refineries and fuel depots which cut the country's supply; Sympathy of the population to the protesters based on an opinion poll.
ACCESSION #
3555620

 

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