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Jim Paulei of PATCO discusses the air traffic controller's strike and describes a day on the job.

BROADCAST: Oct. 5, 1981 | DURATION: 00:49:58

Synopsis

Mr. Paulei talks with Studs about the air traffic controllers strike in 1980 and subsequent firing of over 1000 air traffic controllers. They discuss what a normal shift as an air traffic controller consists of, and the unions reasons for the strike in 1980.