Monday, April 10, 2006


The French are throwing in the towel on a reasonable "jobs law" that would have increased employment for younger members of its work force but given employers the right to fire workers - presumedly for cause - during the first two years of their employment.
French President Jacques Chirac has announced that the new youth employment law that sparked weeks of sometimes violent protests will be scrapped.

He said it would be replaced by other measures to tackle youth unemployment.

Millions of students and union members have taken to the streets over the last month in protest against the law, which made it easier to fire young workers.

Union and student leaders said it was a "great victory" but it is not clear if protests set for Tuesday are still on.

It is official. Torch a few cars. Riot in the streets. Carry lots of signs and make sure some tear gas cannisters are fired, and the French government will cave eventually.

Now the question is whether the states and the federal government of the United States of America will follow the same path as the "hispanic intifada" escelates. Certainly there are those Francophiliac members of Congress who try to model their behavior after the continentals.


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