|Unions against Pension Reform|
And then as now, a majority of the French people supported the strikers against their potential loss of certain droits acquis. Among those acquired rights are the privileges and early retirement of train drivers, introduced in the post-World War II years when trains were powered by coal, and considered by railroad workers as inviolable and acquired for life.
A LOOK BACK
Perhaps the brightest spot in this bleak picture was the tiny figure of Greta Thunberg, marching steadfast and undeterred on her earth-saving mission all the way onto the cover of Time magazine as Person of the Year.
Here's to you, Greta. You did us proud. May your example finally spur our politicians and decision makers into action. You have shamed them and inspired us. Thank you.
And here's to HAPPY NEW AIR for all of us in 2020.