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

Author
McCartin, Joseph Anthony [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Description
1 online resource (499 p.)

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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 organized labor. As Joseph A. McCartin writes, the strike was the culmination of two decades of escalating conflict between controllers and the government that stemmed from the high-pressure nature of the job and the controllers' inability to negotiate with their employer over vital issues. PATCO's fall not only ushered in a long period of labor decline; it also served as a
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Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Language note
English
Contents
Cover; Contents; GETTING THE PICTURE; 1 THE MAIN BANG; 2 PUSHING BACK; 3 WHEELS UP; 4 CONFLICTION; 5 COURSE CORRECTION; 6 FLIGHT CEILING; 7 TURBULENCE; 8 DOWN THE TUBES; 9 PILOT ERROR; 10 DEAD RECKONING; 11 TRADING PAINT; 12 ALUMINUM RAIN; 13 DEBRIS FIELD; BLACK BOX; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations Used in the Notes; Notes; Index
ISBN
  • 0-19-025450-5
  • 1-283-29703-5
  • 9786613297037
  • 0-19-983679-5
OCLC
756484203
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