French Strike

NPR's Michael Goldfarb reports on the 10-day-old trucker strike in France. The strike tactics, including roadblocks on highways and at truck fueling stations, have resulted in fuel rationing in some areas, closed factories and an interruption to the supplies of perishable goods. Overnight, the union and trucking companies reached an agreement to allow truckers to retire at age 55 after 25 years employment. Still to be settled are trucker demands for higher pay and shorter working hours.

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