Thursday, May 24, 2012
I'm teaching International and Comparative Employment Law this summer in Madrid. It's a great time to be here in part because of events surrounding the Eurozone crisis and the economic debates about how to pull out of it. In connection with the European summit talks in Brussels that just ended, there were a couple of protests in Madrid today. One protesting the changes to labor rights that will make it easier to terminate employees and the other protesting austerity measures cutting education. It's hard to see from my bad pictures, but the protests were really large, and well organized, and there was significant enthusiasm from the crowds, too. These workers take labor rights very seriously.