France Is Roiled By A Series Of Labor StrikesPlay
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Union workers barracaded key sites across France as to protest a labor reform bill they say will make it easier for businesses to fire them. The strikes this week disrupted oil refineries, nuclear power stations, ports and public transportation.
Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with Hugh Schofield of the BBC about the impact the strikes are having.
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- Hugh Schofield, Paris correspondent for BBC News. He tweets @schofieldhigh.
This segment aired on May 27, 2016.