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Collision course : Ronald Reagan, the air traffic controllers, and the strike that changed America

Author: Joseph Anthony McCartin
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2013?]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Named Person: Ronald Reagan; Ronald Reagan
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Anthony McCartin
ISBN: 9780199325207 0199325200
OCLC Number: 830089507
Description: viii, 472 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Getting the picture --
The main bang --
Pushing back --
Wheels up --
Confliction --
Course correction --
Flight ceiling --
Turbulence --
Down the tubes --
Pilot error --
Dead reckoning --
Trading paint --
Aluminum rain --
Debris field --
Black box.
Responsibility: Joseph A. McCartin.

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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 harbinger of the campaign against public sector unions that now roils American politics.

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"Mr. McCartin deals with policy but also with personalities, and the book is better for it. For anyone at all interested in labor or business history, I recommend it."--The New York Read more...

 
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