Lessons from French Workers

French workers take matters in their own hands. They side stepped laws and unions, and  fought the employers directly. With that said, workers in the US have something to learn.

Members of a trade union give a press conference at the Caterpillar factory in Grenoble, central eastern France, on April 1st, 2009. French workers detained five managers at a plant run by US firm Caterpillar to protest plans to slash hundreds of jobs, in the latest of a string of "bossnapping" cases. Employees barricaded their bosses in a management office to demand new negotiations on laying off 733 workers at the factory in Grenoble. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-PIERRE CLATOT (Photo credit should read JEAN-PIERRE CLATOT/AFP/Getty Images)

Members of a trade union give a press conference at the Caterpillar factory in Grenoble, central eastern France, on April 1st, 2009. French workers detained five managers at a plant run by US firm Caterpillar to protest plans to slash hundreds of jobs, in the latest of a string of "bossnapping" cases. Employees barricaded their bosses in a management office to demand new negotiations on laying off 733 workers at the factory in Grenoble. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-PIERRE CLATOT (Photo credit should read JEAN-PIERRE CLATOT/AFP/Getty Images)

French Workers Struggle – NYT

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