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The massive labor dispute that has crippled France since the country's unionized railroad workers went on strike three weeks ago may be in its endgame. A majority of French railroad workers voted to suspend their strike today, one day after subway and bus drivers in Paris agreed to return to work. Despite recent government concessions that included an agreement to renegotiate the five-year contract with the national railway company, hard-line union negotiators remain unsatisfied. "There's going to be another big demonstration here on Saturday that may draw support from private-sector employees, which could be an indication the strike is going to continue for a while longer," says Paris bureau chief Thomas Sancton. Union leaders hope to draw 2 million people to the rally, and French Premier Alan Juppe has said a turnout that high would cause him to resign.