Employees of Private sector
Almost all French air traffic controllers, on strike, causing the cancelation of 75% of flights in France. Why? Because it's summertime and lots of people are traveling! (Actually they have a grievance. This is how French union members try to solve those.)
French post office workers, on strike">Crédit Immobilier, which is subsidized by the French government, on strike Wednesday June 19th to protest layoffs
Employees of public services in Toulouse, including schools, garbage collection, and day care centers, on strike today
Public bus drivers in the southwest of France, on strike for the past week
Prison guards in Nice
In 2009, says Sassen, the top 1 per cent of New York City’s earners got 44 per cent of the compensation paid to its workers.
--From a Financial Times article by Simon Kuper called "Priced out of Paris." Saskia Sassen of Columbia University is an urban specialist.
French high school seniors sat down yesterday for the first of their long exams for the baccalaureate (high school) diploma. Traditionally the first exam is in philosophy. This year the questions were: Can one act morally without being interested in politics? What do we owe the state? and "Does cultural diversity divide human beings from one another?"