In French Labor Overhaul, Union Leader Offers A Way To A Compromise

“I have no desire to be among those who keep saying, ‘None of this will work.’ It has to work,” Mr. Berger added.
“Workers still need protection, but in a globalized world, the economy must be able to adjust, too,” Mr. Berger said.
“We’ve just had a profound political shift, so we’re at a turning point where things can really change,” Mr. Berger said in an interview.
Mr. Berger has pushed for a more flexible approach in France as the forces of globalization change the competitive landscape.
Amid Mr. Macron’s rise, Mr. Berger has sometimes painted his union as a moderating influence in France’s labor movement at a crucial moment for the economy.

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