Today in Peace and Justice history on August 5, 1981

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President Ronald Reagan, having ordered striking air traffic controllers back to work within 48 hours, fired 11,359 (more than 70%) who ignored the order, and permanently banned them from federal service The controllers, seeking a shorter workweek continued > http://www.peacebuttons.info/E-News/thisweek.htm

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