Collision course : Ronald Reagan, the air traffic controllers, and the strike that changed America / Joseph A. McCartin.

Author
McCartin, Joseph Anthony [Browse]
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Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2011]
  • copyright 2011
Description
1 online resource (viii, 472 pages)

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In August 1981, the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO) called an illegal strike. The new president, Ronald Reagan, fired the strikers, establishing a reputation for both decisiveness and hostility to organised labour. PATCO's fall not only ushered in a long period of labour decline; it also served as a harbinger of the campaign against public sector unions that now roils American politics.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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9780190254506 (ebook) :
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