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October 1, 1975

October 1200 press operators and members of Pressmen’s Local 6 go on strike at the Washington Post. Determined to break the strike and bust the militant union, managers and scabs were flown to the building by helicopter to operate the presses. Nine of the ten other unions at the newspaper supported the striking pressmen, but the nearly two year-long strike ended in defeat.


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