This is a very well written and extremely informative Labor History book.
"Collision Course" by Joseph A. McCartin is an authoritative history of PATCO and its ill-fated confrontation with the Ronald Reagan administration.
It's never dry or boring, and in many places its fast-paced narrative reads like a novel.
Okay but a little slow. A better history and story of PATCO than a story of the shut down itself. Still, a good book on an important event of the 1980's that is still shaping our... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Patrick C. Weidinger
As a former air traffic controller during the PATCO strike, there were a lot of issues going on that we knew nothing about. Read morePublished 5 months ago by james f spears
I was a controller in an Enroute Air Traffic Control Center during the strike, and was one of those who stayed. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Woody Barlow
Joseph A. McCartin, Collision Course: Ronald Reagan, the Air Traffic Controllers, and the Strike that Changed America (Oxford University Press, 2011)
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I was reliving my professional life as I read this detailed and thorough account of events leading up to August 3, 1981 when the FAA air traffic controller went out on strike. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
Like many commenters, I was also a PATCO member fired as a result of the strike. Over the decades, especially each August, I often wonder whatever became of the many friends and... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Nicole V. Brown
This is a very comprehensive and accurate account about the history of an event that forever changed my life as a former air traffic controller who was fired by Reagan in '81. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Leland J. Eck
Wonderfully written book, and about a topic that interested me in the past, and still does, and was part of my own research. Read morePublished 9 months ago by T. Bolic