Prof. Joseph McCartin and former PATCO spokesperson Elliot Simons explain why other organized labor didn’t strike in solidarity with PATCO workers Story Transcript JESSICA DESVARIEUX, TRNN PRODUCER: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Jessica Desvarieuxin Baltimore. And welcome to part two of our conversation about the anniversary of then president Ronald Reagan’s firing 11,000 […]
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Elliot Simons is an Aeronautical Engineer from Arizona State University who joined the FAA in 1975, and transferred to BWI in 1978. He became the media spokesperson for the PATCO local. Like many other fired controllers he attempted to get his job back after the strike in 1981, but did not get reinstated.