In This Review
The French Labor Movement

The French Labor Movement

By Val R. Lorwin

Harvard University Press, 1955, 346 pp.

An ably prepared and useful study. After sketching the historical background of the French trade unions, Mr. Lorwin stresses the "discontinuities" which have occurred in recent years--such as the Communist seizure of a major segment of the movement. The last part of the book discusses the structure and functioning of the unions and their strengths and weaknesses in the political scene.