Labor Relations in France

by Frederic Meyers



Never underrate the power of French unions. Don't be fooled by their apparently scant formal membership, tenuous financing, and violent ideological disagreements, this article based on recent firsthand observations advises. The truth is that unions in France represent and have the support of a large segment of the working force for, under French law, certain key union contracts set industry-wide labor standards to which all employers must adhere.

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