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Congressional Responses to Selected Work Stoppages in Professional Sports

Description: This report examines congressional responses to the two most recent work stoppages in the National Football League (NFL), which occurred in 1982 and 1987. Congress is interested in the NFL's collective bargaining agreement (CBA), set to expire in 2012, because of the status of labor-management relations in professional football. The report also examines the 1994 Major League Baseball strike to examine how Congress has responded in the past to work stoppages in professional sports.
Date: March 24, 2011
Creator: Halchin, L. Elaine; Murray, Justin; Shimabukuro, Jon O. & Ruane, Kathleen Ann
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[News Script: Armour strike]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a potential labor strike at the Armour and Company plant in Fort Worth.
Date: October 3, 1963
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Collective Bargaining and Employees in the Public Sector

Description: This report examines the collective bargaining rights of federal, state, and local workers. The report also discusses the constitutional concerns that may be raised by state legislation that attempts to invalidate existing collective bargaining agreements.
Date: March 30, 2011
Creator: Shimabukuro, Jon O.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[News Script: Strike off]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a planned strike of phone workers across Texas being called off minutes before it was due to begin.
Date: June 5, 1951
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Clip: Heat Strike]

Description: Video footage from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas to accompany a story about a strike by Fort Worth telephone switchboard employees due to a lack of air conditioning in telephone offices during a heat wave. The footage shows switchboard employees standing in lines outside, and images of fans blowing over ice cubes. Title from script.
Date: August 17, 1951
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Bus strike called off]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about negotiations that discouraged the drivers of the Continental Bus Company from striking and not showing up to work.
Date: May 31, 1957
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Railroad strike]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a railroad strike that affected four states halting in response to a federal court order.
Date: November 6, 1958
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Strike at grand opening]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a strike at the Hobbs trailer company in Fort Worth, with workers demanding to join an iron worker's labor union.
Date: October 23, 1951
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Picket]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the ending of a picket line in front a of Wyatt food store construction project on Miller street.
Date: January 22, 1958
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: News briefs (strike)]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a strike at the Hughes Took Company ending after receiving a 10 1/2 cent an hour wage hike.
Date: September 13, 1953
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Plumbers]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a group of plumbers in Fort Worth volunteering to work on projects in the region during a demand caused by a strike.
Date: August 7, 1955
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Cement workers]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about employees of the Trinity Portland Cement Company going on strike.
Date: July 11, 1957
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Dock Strike]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a strike at Atlantic and Gulf Coast ports. The strike is a result of the failure of longshoreman and shippers to reach an agreement on a new wage contract.
Date: November 16, 1956
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Corsicana Strike]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a violent strike at Oil City Iron Works in Corsicana.
Date: January 13, 1956
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Plumbers]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union ending their thirteen-day meeting. They vote to return to work, and they decide to handle their problems in a legal manner at a later date.
Date: July 10, 1956
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Braniff strike]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a strike at Braniff International Airways.
Date: September 26, 1960
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Strike]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about flight engineers striking in Dallas and Fort Worth.
Date: February 20, 1961
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Airline injunctions]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a temporary injunction which orders striking flight engineers back to work.
Date: February 21, 1961
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections