Editors. "French Trades Union Congress adopts principle of general strike". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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In a meeting of the French Trades Union Congress at Nantes, the delegates adopt the principle of a general strike. Within the next few weeks, President Casimir-Perier resigns, disgusted at their proposal.