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 ...
PATCO - on strike• $10,000 wage  increase• reduction in working  hours• better recruitment  benefits• 13,000 out 0f 17,500 ...
Negotiations•   The FAA started them in Feb    1981•   Workers wanting more    money for less hours - didn’t    sit well w...
What did Reagan do?• “If you do not return  to work within 48  hrs, your contract  will be terminated”• He was a man of hi...
How did the USA react?• Little sympathy - they were a well paid  group of workers• Although PATCO condemned Reagan as  a u...
Outcomes - how much of      a change?• Hostility of the Reagan administration to  the unions• Deployment of ‘scab’ labour ...
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    1. 1. Air TrafficControllers Strike 1981 Ronald Reagan
    2. 2. Ronald Reagan - republican
    3. 3. Ronald Reagan - republican
    4. 4. Ronald Reagan - republican• ‘Being in a union is basic right’
    5. 5. PATCO - on strike
    6. 6. PATCO - on strike• $10,000 wage increase
    7. 7. PATCO - on strike• $10,000 wage increase• reduction in working hours
    8. 8. PATCO - on strike• $10,000 wage increase• reduction in working hours• better recruitment benefits
    9. 9. PATCO - on strike• $10,000 wage increase• reduction in working hours• better recruitment benefits• 13,000 out 0f 17,500 members went on stroke
    10. 10. PATCO - on strike• $10,000 wage increase• reduction in working hours• better recruitment benefits• 13,000 out 0f 17,500 members went on stroke
    11. 11. 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
    12. 12. 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!
    13. 13. 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.
    14. 14. 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

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