Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Poll Analyses
Share on Facebook 4 Share on Twitter Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
General News    H2'ed 10/9/17

The Forgotten Pressmen's Strike [VIDEO]

By       (Page 1 of 1 pages) (View How Many People Read This)   No comments
Author 54958
Follow Me on Twitter     Message Pete Tucker
Become a Fan
  (1 fan)

The Washington Post
The Washington Post
(Image by krossbow)
  Details   DMCA

When The Washington Post pressmen's strike of 1975 isn't being misremembered, it's not being remembered at all. The event has been all but erased from history -- there's not even a Wikipedia entry for it. Yet the effects of the strike are still being felt today, including by Post reporters and workers who are currently fighting for a contract.

The forgotten pressmen's strike was a precursor to Ronald Reagan busting the air traffic controllers' union, which marked a turning point in labor history. "After all, if" one of the leading newspapers in the country takes a strong stand against its own unions and busts them in a very primitive fashion, then why not do it on the national level?" said former Post reporter John Hanrahan.

Hanrahan honored the picket line (unlike the famed investigative duo of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein), and was the only reporter who never returned after the strike.

Here more about the forgotten strike in this clip of Hanrahan and me on The Zero Hou r with RJ Eskow.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxQYF7ditGQ

 

Must Read 1   Valuable 1  
Rate It | View Ratings

Pete Tucker Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Pete Tucker is an independent DC reporter.

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Follow Me on Twitter     Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

STAY IN THE KNOW
If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
Name
Email
   (Opens new browser window)
 

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

How The Washington Post Covers for a Top D.C. Official

A Must-Read in Trying Times: Chomsky's 'Requiem for the American Dream'

How Change Happens: 18 Acts of Resistance

Is RFK Jr. 'Anti-Vaccine'?

Backed by $10 million in 'Dark Money,' Gorsuch Claims He's Apolitical

Is the FBI Out of Control?

To View Comments or Join the Conversation: