Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Classic Transit Strike

The transit workers are threatening to walk out Thursday at midnight. They've threatened that three times in the past fifteen years, and it's been settled before a strike could happen.

The last strike was in 1980, and WCBS-TV has archival footage of news broadcasts here. Oooh, I had hair and glasses like that. I looked like a combination of Elton John and a human fly.

The 1980 strike was in the Spring, and it was less painful to walk to work or school. This is when the trend of wearing sneakers with a suit really took off, as illustrated by Melanie Griffith and Joan Cusak in "Working Girl."

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