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US Labor History

1980-1989

 

1980
President Ronald Reagan is elected President of the United States of America
Joyce Miller of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union becomes the first woman to
sit on the AFL-CIO executive board
 
1981
President Ronald Reagan fires most of the nation's air traffic controllers for striking illegally and
orders their union, the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Association, decertified.
400,000 unionists, he largest labor rally in American history takes place in Washington in protest
against the policies of the Reagan administration
Baseball Players' Strike
 
1983
Phelps-Dodge Copper Strike begins
 
1984
Hormel Meatpackers Strike
President Ronald Reagan is reelected President of the United States of America
Yale University Clerical Workers' Strike
 
1985
Hormel Meatpackers' Strike begins
Los Angeles County Sanitation District Strike
Yale University Clerical Workers' Strike
 
1986
Trans World Airlines Flight Attendants' Strike
USX (United States Steel) Lockout begins
 
1987
Professional Football Players' Strike
 
1988
60,000 Home Care Workers Strike in NY
President George Bush is elected President of the United States of America
 
1989
Eastern Airlines Workers' Strike
Mine Workers' Strike against Pittston Coal Company
 
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 1910  1970
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