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Eiffel Tower workers on strike, monument closed

France's most recognizable monument, the Eiffel Tower, has been shut down because of a strike.

By Associated_Press Jun 25, 2013 3:42PM

PARIS (AP) — The company that manages the Eiffel Tower says the CGT union, which represents most of the Eiffel Tower's 300 workers, called the walkout Tuesday morning.

Photo: Eiffel Tower. Workers are on strike and monument is closed. / Kevin Yulianto/Getty Images Company director Nicolas Lefebvre told The Associated Press that management and the union are in negotiations this week over salary raises, company profit-sharing policy and other issues.

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The 124-year-old tower, normally open 365 days a year, sees about 25,000 tourists daily. It occasionally closes because of suicide threats, bomb threats or strikes.

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Photo: Eiffel Tower. Workers are on strike and monument is closed. / Kevin Yulianto/Getty Images

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Jun 27, 2013 11:58PM
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They are French. What do you expect. The French are basically the welfare people of the world. We have panhandlers and beggars on our street corners and Europe has France.

They are not even smart enough to get out of their own way. And where do they get that attitude. If France had won a war, say in the last 800 years, I can see where they would have the right to have an attitude, but being Nazi collaborators doesn't count. The Nazis liked it because it is nice to kick the **** out of a country and then have all of the occupants kiss your **** and thank you for beating them into submission. Bunch of limp wussies.

Jun 27, 2013 12:28PM
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TO:   You sound like a 12 year old writing stuff trying to get an argument going. Liberal's have been in charge for almost five years and have simply made things ten times worse. I don't support your supposed "bring jobs home act" and the reason why is that it would probably require me to hire you or people like you. I would shut down before doing that.
Jun 25, 2013 9:16PM
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WoW..! This sounds like the Chicago teachers strike...

Teachers walking the picket line...students stay home..Mo Money..Mo Money..lol

Jun 25, 2013 9:12PM
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Every time I have been up in the Eiffel Tower, I have gotten a headache. Maybe its the metal. I love to just stand nearby and watch the tower.
Jun 25, 2013 8:38PM
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Why do you political idiots have to find a way to bring politics into every topic? I'm so sick of you republican fools yelling about Obama and for God's sake, I'm sure some democrat **** will find a way to blame Bush for this. Maybe we can work a debate on guns into it.. Jesus, you ALL make me want to puke! GET A LIFE!!!!
Jun 25, 2013 8:14PM
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Would be a blessing if the workers would strike and close the offices of the Washington Taliban.
Jun 25, 2013 8:12PM
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Republican wage-busting and AUSTERITY are PROVEN birth rate KILLERS.

See America.

America has one of the worlds fastest aging populations. Aging and getting old because of our record low birth rates.

Capitalism kills birth rates. Again, see America today.

Jun 25, 2013 8:12PM
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by tomorrow their gov't will surrender
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