were the 1970s onwards a turning point for trade union and labour rights

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  • 1970s onwards
    • Weakening of unions as blue collar industry declines
    • 1974: AFL/CIO form public servuce department in response to rise in white collar workers
    • 1975: First major strike of public employees
    • 1981: Air Traffic controllers strike
      • The strike showed how the power of trade unions started to dwinde during the 80s and return to how they were back in the 19th centuary. The strike was condemmed by the public and showed little sympathy from the federal government


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