Air Traffic Controller Strike: August 3, 1981

Anniversary – 1981-2022!  Yikes 41 years ago today!

I was there Miami Airport!  The national PATCO Union – the controllers Union called for a strike.  13,00 Air Traffic controllers went on strike!  I went to work that day!

What many Americans do not know is that PATCO had affiliated itself with the AFL/CIO who had control of the ships and trucks.  Hmmm!  Anyone see a potential problem there?  Some body’s wanted the strike.

PATCO had negotiated the first contract with the Federal Government – FAA.  They pretty much were offfered everything they asked for!  Hmmm!  So what was the strike really all about?

Could in it be Power and Control?  Hmmm!  How does your mind work?

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