"France: Civil servants on strike, too"
Original article found in the Star Tribune.
There has been a strike in France for the last week among many civil workers. Those involved in the strike include transportation workers, teachers, air traffic controllers and others. However, the French President Nicolas Sarkozy is determined to keep further strikes from happening all over France, so he is refusing to give into their demands.
The original plan was that the strike would only last a day. But now workers are determined to win the strike and cause the President to give in to their demands.
The President is currently working on new reforms in social, economic and political areas. If he were to give in to the strikers, it were significantly damage all that he has done in those other areas and it would be detrimental to his political decree.