It was 30 years ago this month that Ronald Reagan struck the blow that sent the American labor movement tumbling into a decline it's still struggling to reverse.
Do you remember Ronald Reagan and the air traffic controllers' strike of 1981? That was the year Reagan destroyedthe Professional Air Traffic Controllers' Organization.
In 1984 Ronald Reagan proclaimed it was "Morning in America." But many of us knew that in reality he was ramrodding wage-cut policies that busted unions, undermined New Deal programs, and deregulated the banks and corporations.