PATCO Strike: The Watershed.
jjazz at freenet.hamilton.on.ca
Sat Dec 16 09:48:52 MST 1995
On Mon, 11 Dec 1995, Kelley Bevans wrote:
> Unions in America, such as the police unions are notoriously
> reactionary, whereas elements of the air traffic controllers union were very
> aware of themselves at the vanguard of a fight (against permanent replacement
> workers) that effected all unionists.
I'd just like to say here that, IMO, if there was any defining
moment in the past 25 years when the present neoliberal assault _could've_
been nipped in the bud, it was the outcome of the Left's success or
failure to defend the PATCO strikers.
Needless to say, _we_ lost -- and are suffering the consequences
in _SPADES_... :<
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