French Labor Protests Shut Down Eiffel Tower
Over 200 protests were expected Thursday against French labor reforms that would allow companies to add more hours to the workweek.By Ryan Biek | March 31, 2016
The new labor proposals don't aim to completely undo the current 35-hour work week. However, the new legislation would let companies schedule workers up to 48 hours a week, and allow for 60-hour weeks in extreme circumstances.
Two hundred demonstrations were expected to occur across the country. The protests follow smaller union and student protests that erupted in violence last week.