PAK 7 Activity 4

  • UAW Splits from AFL

    The United Auto Workers leave AFL due to disagreements between Walter Reuther (UAW) and George Meany (AFL).
  • New York Teachers Strike

    New York teachers stop teaching more than one million students for 36 school days to pit union power against public interest.
  • Postal Strike

    More than 200,000 Post Office workers strike for two weeks to modernize postal service.
  • Pension Standards

    The Employee Retirement Income Sercurity Act (ERISA) set minimum standards for most private-sector pension and health plans.
  • Major League Baseball Strike

    Major League Baseball Players strike out for 40% of the season to find a compromise for the cost of hiring a free agent.
  • Air Traffic Controllers Strike

    President Ronald Reagan fires strikers from the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO) because he believes that the strike was illegal.
  • Hormel Foods Strike

    United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) union in Austin, MInnesota goes on strike against Hormel Foods Corporation for 10 months.
  • UPS Strike

    United Parcel Service workers walk out for 16 days because the company was using part time workers to avoid paying benefits.
  • UAW Loses Nissan Plant Election

    The United Automobile Workers loses an election to represent the workers in a Nissan plant in Smyrna, Tennessee.
  • Change to Win

    The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the Teamsters create a new labor union called Change to Win.