The Rise and Demise of Patco

@article{Northrup1984TheRA,
  title={The Rise and Demise of Patco},
  author={Herbert Roof Northrup},
  journal={Industrial \& Labor Relations Review},
  year={1984},
  volume={37},
  pages={167 - 184}
}
  • H. R. Northrup
  • Published 1 January 1984
  • Economics
  • Industrial & Labor Relations Review
This paper examines the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO) strike of 1981 and assesses its impact on labor relations in the federal sector. The author finds the root causes of the stoppage in the history of PATCO's relations with the Federal Aviation Administration, the equivocal manner in which the federal government had dealt with previous PATCO strikes, and the ineptness of PATCO's leaders. He argues that PATCO's basic goal was to gain the right to bargain under… 
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