France's Hollande pushes for labor reforms

Apr 03, 2013, 2:10 AM EDT
A French Communist party's flag is left in a bush during a demonstration by Goodyear workers against job cuts in front of tyre maker Goodyear Dunlop France headquarters in Rueil-Malmaison March 22, 2013.
REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

With Eurozone unemployment reaching a record high, and his own popularity near a record low, French President Francois Hollande is pushing ahead with labor law reforms intended to make it easier for employers to fire workers during hard times. But Communists and the vigorous French labor union movement stand defiantly in his path.