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Reagan Fires Striking Air Traffic Controllers

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Reagan Fires Striking Air Traffic Controllers

(1 min) tv-14

On August 4, 1981, President Ronald Reagan reads a statement to the press on his decision to fire any air traffic controllers who do not show up to work within 48 hours. After negotiations with the federal government to raise their pay failed, 13,000 air traffic controllers went on strike.

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