Air traffic controllers' contract in dispute
Twenty-five years ago this August, Ronald Reagan fired 12,000 members of the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization who went on strike after unsuccessful contract negotiations. The Federal Aviation Administration and air traffic controllers once again can't agree on a new contract. We'll look at the current labor dispute and the 1981 strike that changed labor relations in America.
- John Hansman: Professor of aeronautics and astronautics at MIT where he is head of the Humans and Automation Division . He is also director of the International Center for Air Transportation.
- Joseph McCartin: Associate professor of history at Georgetown University. He's also working on a book about the 1981 strike by more than 12,000 members of the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization.