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October 23, 2012

2012.10.23: RE: STRIKE of ’82

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.”

Full text:


From:    Helfman, Lester

Sent:   Monday, October 22, 2012 5:03 PM


Subject:        STRIKE of ’82


Today is the 30th anniversary of the beginning of the 1982 ALAA strike.

Take a moment to reflect on it.




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