Another day of French national strikes

French unions continue to fight Macron’s proposed pension reforms that would raise the age of retirement in France from 62-64. Nearly a hundred thousand protestors marched through Paris earlier today, and striking workers shut down transportation and education services and cut electricity production across much of the country. The French working class knows how to fight government austerity.

And maybe we in the U.S. are learning, too. Given the recent “strike fever” in higher ed., can we begin to dream of a national university strike, or even a general national strike? It would take a new labor movement to make such radical action possible, but perhaps we’re already building it. Solidarity, all.

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