With the liberals in the United States attempting to transform the nation's economy, one element of that transformation includes radically expanding the number of citizens who belong to labor unions, like the Service Employees International Union.
Rather than argue with the liberals, why not simply examine the effects of their pro-union policies upon other nations?
Like France, where the Socialist Party President, Francois Holland, is presiding over an economic debacle.
- 11% unemployment;
- ~0% economic growth; and,
- convoluted, rigid, and anti-growth labor laws, like those that restrict working during night hours.
What does restricting work during night hours have do with the lack of economic expansion in France?
According to France 24, the upscale French cosmetics change Sephora was ordered by a Paris Appeals Court to close its flagship boutique on the Champs Elysees Boulevard at 9:00 p.m. Previous to the Appeals Court order, the store was open Monday through Thursday until midnight and as late as 1:00 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
That is, until France's largest unions sued Sephora, citing labor laws that restrict working at night time. The unions don't want their members working at night time, so they are suing to keep any firm that might do so to prevent them from doing so.
To what end?
According to one salesperson:
I want to cry. I see all my co-workers who are going to lose their jobs
and who have been ruined by this decision...they have taken away our
right to work without even asking us....
"Growth is starting to take off again," President Holland insists.
Not during night hours at Sephora. But, perhaps at France's houses of il repute.
Let the discussion begin...
To read the article in France 24, click on the following link: