Lecture: "The Accidental Reagan Revolution: How a 1981 Strike Still Haunts American Workers & Politics"
Georgetown University history professor Joseph A. McCartin will deliver this lecture, sponsored by Forum and the History Department.
McCartin also serves as the executive director of the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor.
McCartin says the country's most momentous labor dispute of the last half-century, the 1981 walkout of the members of the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization, —which was broken by President Ronald Reagan — was an event that altered the course of American labor relations and politics in ways that still echo today.
The lecture is free and open to the public. Olin B Lecture Hall is located one block east of 50th Street and St. Paul Ave.