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Oct. 20, 1980: Presidential candidate Ronald Reagan writes to PATCO President Robert Poli with this promise: if the union endorses Reagan, "I will take whatever steps are necessary to provide our air traffic controllers with the most modern equipment available and to adjust staff levels and work days so that they are commensurate with achieving a maximum degree of public safety." He got the endorsement. Nine months after the election, he fires the air traffic controllers for engaging in an illegal walkout over staffing levels and working conditions.

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Posted On: Oct 12, 2012

Oct. 12, 2012 | First: Do not call in sick and then post photos on Facebook of you and your Harley outside a tavern when you were supposedly in bed with a fever. Second: Read this piece of advice from Teamsters Joint Council 7's newsletter about social networking…


 
 
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