From: Letwin, Michael
Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 12:45 PM
To: Helfman, Lester; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: RE: STRIKE of ’82
“The 1982 strike, during ten cold winter weeks, served to fully reestablish the strength that ALAAhad lost in the unsuccessful 1974 strike and the 1975 fiscal crisis — all in the face of great resistance and retaliation from management, the city elite, Edward I. Koch (by then the mayor), and the courts.”
From: Helfman, Lester
Sent: Monday, October 22, 2012 5:03 PM
To: ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: STRIKE of ’82
Today is the 30th anniversary of the beginning of the 1982 ALAA strike.
Take a moment to reflect on it.