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  • Air TrafficControllers Strike 1981 Ronald Reagan
  • Ronald Reagan - republican
  • Ronald Reagan - republican
  • Ronald Reagan - republican• ‘Being in a union is basic right’
  • PATCO - on strike
  • PATCO - on strike• $10,000 wage increase
  • PATCO - on strike• $10,000 wage increase• reduction in working hours
  • PATCO - on strike• $10,000 wage increase• reduction in working hours• better recruitment benefits
  • PATCO - on strike• $10,000 wage increase• reduction in working hours• better recruitment benefits• 13,000 out 0f 17,500 members went on stroke
  • PATCO - on strike• $10,000 wage increase• reduction in working hours• better recruitment benefits• 13,000 out 0f 17,500 members went on stroke
  • Negotiations• The FAA started them in Feb 1981• Workers wanting more money for less hours - didn’t sit well with the Federal Government• This stopped a potential deal and they walked out at the start of the summer• This contravened a Federal Law, stopping government employees from going on strike
  • What did Reagan do?• “If you do not return to work within 48 hrs, your contract will be terminated”• He was a man of his word and this shocked the strikers - they were also given a life long employment ban!
  • How did the USA react?• Little sympathy - they were a well paid group of workers• Although PATCO condemned Reagan as a union buster - they other unions were annoyed that PATCO had acted illegally.• PATCO was destroyed because it’s leaders were sent to prison and heavy fines were imposed.
  • Outcomes - how much of a change?• Hostility of the Reagan administration to the unions• Deployment of ‘scab’ labour to keep the planes flying• Lack of unity with other workers/ unions• Negativity of public opinion towards PATCO