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GIVE US A FAIR DEAL... OR GET US A DOGGIE BAG.
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Black text around the outer edge with an illustration of a greyhound over a red, white and blue shape on a white background

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On November 2, 1983 more than 100 Greyhound bus drivers walked off the job to protest impending wage cuts as the company struggled to compete with new bus companies in the newly deregulated market. The strikes lasted through December 20th, at which time union workers reached an agreement with Greyhound to return to work in exchange for a smaller wage and pension reduction. However, the strike marked the decline of the bus industry as cars became more essential, especially as bus service to non-city areas was greatly reduced by the beginning of the 1990s.

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Schisgall, Oscar. (1985). The Greyhound Story: from Hibbing to Everywhere. J.G. Ferguson Publishing Company.

 

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