1 Article by: Lucie Delaporte

Lucie Delaporte is a journalist at Mediapart.

The Gilets Jaunes Have Changed How France Thinks About Strikes

Last winter, yellow-vested protestors blockaded roads and roundabouts across France, building a social revolt outside of classic labor-movement structures. Today, the trade unions are back at the center of the fight against Emmanuel Macron’s pension reforms. Yet the spontaneity and militancy that drove the gilets jaunes are again at the heart of the struggle.