Fifty thousand members of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher
Workmen employed in meatpacking plants walk off their jobs; demands
include equalization of wages and conditions throughout U.S. plants -
The U.S. Supreme Court invalidates two sections of a Florida law:
one required state licensing of paid union business agents, the other
required registration with the state of all unions and their officers -
Major League Baseball strike begins, forces cancellation of 713 games.
Most observers blamed team owners for the strike: they were trying to
recover from a court decision favoring the players on free agency - 1981
SOURCE: Union Communications Services, Inc.