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uncertain if this is millennial humor, so ...
BLS | Table 1. Work stoppages involving 1,000 or more workers, 1947-2017
... I'll assume, it is.
by Cat on Tue Jan 21st, 2020 at 06:05:36 PM EST
I sez to myself, "1974 looks special." I check, wikiwtf; no econic omens of unusual size listed except Nixon and end of OPEC embargo. (Personal note: I didn't learn about Lt. Calley's court martial and appeal until it emerged one day in our 5th grade social studies-"current events" lesson. At which point, my parents informed me of the nuance separating US "war" and "conflict" with Viet Nam.)

I sez, "SELF, there's got to be more to the story of the '74 SPIKE." So I refine my innerboob terms, give NFL players' strike a hard pass, smh over Bal'more municipal uprising, and low-and-BEHOLD: Taft-Hartley versus United Mine Workers of America, from '74 and each relative SPIKE thereafter until guess who took all of the fun out of industrial action.

I note with interest the BLS series begins at '47. Am I to assume no strikes occurred prior to that year, because FULL EMPLOYMENT? I think not.

by Cat on Tue Jan 21st, 2020 at 06:39:07 PM EST
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