The Rise and Demise of Patco

  title={The Rise and Demise of Patco},
  author={H. Northrup},
  journal={Industrial & Labor Relations Review},
  pages={167 - 184}
  • H. Northrup
  • Published 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… CONTINUE READING
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    3This comment is based on the recollection of longtime
    • U.S
    • 1971
    2This order was affirmed in United States v
    • (D. Minn
    • 1970
    rev'd in part sub nom
    • (E.D.N.Y
    • 1970
    Canadian Order Dismissed
    • New York Times
    Foreign Air Controllers Postpone Plans for Boycott, but Industry Remains Wary
    • Wall Street Journal
    The Canadian authorities suspended 154 controllers for their refusal to handle planes from the United States, but an attempt to charge controllers with contempt of court in the matter was dismissed
    • Canada to Suspend 154 Air Controllers