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BTL:U.S. Labor Could Draw Lessons from French Union Militancy and Solidarity

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BETWEEN THE LINES - A four-time winner of the Connecticut Associated Press Broadcast Award for Best Feature in the non-commercial category, this syndicated, half-hour program provides a platform for individuals and spokespersons from progressive organizations generally ignored or marginalized by the mainstream media. Between the Lines covers a wide range of political, economic and social topics.

U.S. Labor Could Draw Lessons from French Union Militancy and Solidarity

Interview with David Moberg, senior editor with In These Times, conducted by Scott Harris

Over the past two weeks, French workers have engaged in militant national strikes and massive protests in opposition to President Nicolas Sarkozy's plan to raise the minimum retirement age from 60 to 62 and the age for a full government pension from 65 to 67 years. Although there is widespread public opposition, the French Senate and National Assembly haves passed different versions of Sarkozy's pension reform bill, and are expected to finalize and approve the law.

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