Save Air France! Sell It Off

Executives chased and stripped of their shirts by strikers can't keep wrapping themselves in the flag.

Sorry, have to fly.

Photographer: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images

Pictures of Xavier Broseta, head of human resources at Air France, climbing shirtless over an 8-foot fence to escape enraged employees fit the stereotype of an ever-striking France: full of violent workers who won't let companies move forward with sensible restructuring plans. France as a whole, however, has moved on from this style of labor relations. Air France is stuck in the past because it's too big to fail.

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