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Machinists strike at McDonnell Douglas (June-Aug?)

Machinists at McDonnell Douglas strike to make contract changes in the areas of wages, health care and job security. The company brings in replacements in St. Louis, causing some to believe that the company is trying to break the union. After months on strike Gephardt brings both sides together and mediates negotiations. The strike lasts 99 days.

Image Sources:

  • RAGKK0609 (Press conference on contract, working with corporation and union, 9/8/9Congressional Audio/Visual Collection