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    Dirtandiron, desert rain

    As I already pointed out, the postal workers had done the very same (illegal) thing just ten years previously-----and they won even after Nixon sent in the US Army to break the strike.

    There was no "reckless gamble" on PATCO's part. What they did was no different than the postal workers, police unions, city transport workers, etc etc etc were all also doing at that time.

    The reckless part was when Reagan unilaterally changed the agreed-upon tacit rules that everyone was playing by.

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