Why French Workers Rioting Should Make Every American Laugh

Screen Shot 2016-06-01 at 8.19.03 AMImagine if your boss at work could fire you? French union workers can’t fathom it!

It’s extremely difficult and time consuming to fire someone in France which basically demands that companies offer employment for life. Such idiotic labor policies cause all kinds of unintended economic problems such as high unemployment, lots of temporary workers, and reduced GDP. Finally some very basic labor reforms are being proposed in France. Naturally, French unions are going crazy by protesting, rioting, and striking.

Check this out, from Breitbart.com:

As the head of France’s bosses’ federation accused unions of behaving like “terrorists”, the fresh industrial unrest was set to hit transport just days before fans begin arriving for the start of the football championships on June 10.

“The scenes of guerilla-type action in the middle of Paris, beamed around the world, reinforce the feeling of fear and misunderstanding” among potential visitors still anxious after November’s terror attacks which killed 130 people in the French capital, the tourist board said.

President Francois Hollande and the Socialist government are refusing to buckle to the hardline CGT union’s demand that it withdraw the reforms designed to make it easier to hire and fire employees.

“The bill will not be withdrawn,” Hollande told France’s Sud Ouest newspaper. “The text assures the best performance for businesses and offers new rights to employees.”

After attempting to paralyse the country with blockades of refineries and fuel depots last week, the CGT has responded by calling for strikes on the national rail network beginning Tuesday and on the Paris Metro from Thursday.

Air travellers are also set to face more cancellations and delays.

Despite predicted transport chaos, Hollande told the newspaper “the threat remains terrorism”, adding that 90,000 security personnel would be deployed and border security would be reinforced for Euro 2016.

It’s not that hard to imagine fast food workers in New York and California demanding laws that make it next to impossible to fire them. Once they get $15 per hour they know management will try to hire better workers and they will be on the chopping block.

It’s nice to see France move right, even as America keeps stumbling left.