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June 7, 1936


Following a series of strikes and sit-ins that saw nearly 1.8 million French workers down their tools and occupy 8,441 factories, the government convened a meeting between labor and corporate representatives.  The result was the Matignon Agreements, which included a 40-hour work week, increased union rights, collective bargaining rights, wage increases, and paid leave. 

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