For union electricians, the economic recession of the early 1980s led to a dramatic decrease in available work. Many IBEW members were forced to find work in other states while those who stayed faced an increased pressure to work non-union or open shop jobs.
IBEW Local 48 responded with a Market Recovery Program to reverse the the consequences of the economic recession.
OHS Serial Number: 11185, Ed Barnes: Tape 14, Side 1 July 7, 2008 : Excerpt Transcript
OHS Serial Number: 11185, Ed Barnes: Tape 14, Side 2 July 7, 2008 : Excerpt Transcript