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"State Employees Strike" Wisconsin State Journal, July 3, 1977
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"Feelings Solid on Picket Line" Wisconsin State Journal, July 6, 1977
"Strike Pack Reached" Wisconsin State Journal, July 18, 1977
"Downtown Picketers Seem Determined" The Capital Times, July 5, 1977
"State Moves to Stop Strike by Filing Unfair Labor Charge Against WSEU" The Capital Times, July 5, 1977
There is a state law that prohibits state employees from striking.
How did the state operate and do business during the 15-day strike? How many employees worked for the state in 1977 and what percentage belonged to the Wisconsin State Employees Union?
Have the state employees gone out on strike since 1977? If so, when?
What was the economic situation in the U.S. during 1977? What was the inflation rate at that time?
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