Today in Labor History
Today in labor history, August 3, 1981:  Members of the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO) go on strike for a shorter work week, increased wages, and better working conditions.  Newly elected President Ronald Reagan threatened to fire anyone who didn’t return to work within 48 hours.  Most stayed out and on August 5, Reagan fired more than 11,000 workers.

Today in labor history, August 3, 1981:  Members of the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO) go on strike for a shorter work week, increased wages, and better working conditions.  Newly elected President Ronald Reagan threatened to fire anyone who didn’t return to work within 48 hours.  Most stayed out and on August 5, Reagan fired more than 11,000 workers.