Patco Strike

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PATCO Strike Andrea Leak Webster University Abstract This research paper will inspect one of the most important events in the late twentieth century within the United States labor history. It has transformed the labor relations development to altitudes. President Ronald Reagan, in 1981 dismissed of approximately eleven thousand employees of the Professional Air Traffic Controller Organization (PATCO). It stood out as an event of unmatched worth during the labor decline era. The PATCO strike was among the expensive in the United States. Although, the PATCO strike was not the largest in history for America, it was substantial enough to involve eleven thousand air traffic controllers employed by the Federal Aviation Administration…show more content…
Work Stoppage There were several reasons to lead to a slowdown in work. This was the result of the FAA not responding to PATCO’s claim that the separation distance of aircraft was a safety concern. In February 15, the FAA was warned by PATCO that if the “Baton Rouge 4,” were not relieved of the transfer order, controllers would make “an impact on the system.” As before in these situations, the FAA requested a meeting to forestall the job action. This time, however, it invited the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) to attend, because legally the FAA could not negotiate with an organization it had declined to recognize. The delegates from PATCO, the FAA, and the FMCS began 2 days of negotiations that produced a 4 point understanding: The four Baton Rouge controllers would remain at their posts until the FCMS could work out a reasonable solution with lawyers chosen by PATCO and the FAA; The FAA administrator would notify all management personnel to immediately stop discouraging controllers from belonging to or participating in PATCO; and violators would be prosecuted by the FAA for unfair labor practices; The Department of Transportation and the FAA would remain impartial throughout PATCO’s recognition on the grounds that such status would facilitate the resolution of FAA-PATCO disagreements (Shostak
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