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Would you consider going on strike?

by Jenny Uechi

Kevin Chiu, 28
Security officer (H.K.)
I think that going on strike is a civil right. I would strike if there was some disagreement over the government’s policies, or over some international affair, or possibly over low wages.


Shigoro Takashima
Retired, 69
I remember it used to happen a lot in the ’60s. It’s important to protest, but now everyone is afraid of being laid off from their companies, so I imagine they try not to draw attention to themselves.


Kaori Kadokura
R&D, 31
I’ve never been on strike myself, but I wouldn’t rule it out. If work conditions were unreasonable, and if it was in the interests of people around me, I would consider going on strike.


Franck Theaudin
Musician, 41 (French)
In France, there is a culture of strikes. I support the right to strike, however, because they are often the only peaceful way to make your voice heard in
our system.


Yuko Iijima
Writer, 33
If I agreed with the reasoning behind the decision to strike, I would participate. I can’t say what kind of situation would prompt a strike, but I’m not opposed to the idea itself.


Joe Dupont
Engineer, 22 (French)
I would strike, but only over larger issues, like the environment, or politics. I feel some people go on strike too easily; when they do, it shuts down the city and prevents other people from doing their jobs.