Also in the war’s aftermath, labor unions began a series of strikes for higher pay and better benefits. Unions had stalled negotiations because of the war; now times were different, but management refused to bargain.
“The fire department was called out twice Tuesday night (New Year’s Eve) to answer false alarms, presumably turned in by New Year’s celebrants,” the Telegram reported.
Victories in Europe allowed the United States, once considered a backward uncouth nation, to emerge victorious as a 20th century superpower…
That was then.
2019 is now.