07153. The Air Controllers Strike of 1981: A Case Study.
Very detailed, thorough and well-written history of a strike that was a spectacular failure. "PATCO's strategy...failed on all counts: the government was prepared with new contingency plans for operations, other unions failed to support PATCO for fear of losing their own jobs through bankruptcies, the airlines determined that PATCO militancy was a greater threat than short-term losses, the public did not respond to PATCO's claim that the system was unsafe...." 16 pages, 21 footnotes, 11 bibliographic sources.
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