WGLT-FM in-depth retrospective: 1978 Normal Fire Fighters strike
29 Jan, 2023
WGLT-FM, 89.10, Illinois State U., aired a special, in-depth segment on the 1978 Normal Fire Fighters strike on January 30. You can listen to or read the story at
This was an epic struggle, where Fire Fighter Local 2442 became 24/42 -- 24 fire fighters/42 days in jail, and the fire station in Normal declared a work release center.
For background, go the "labor history" tab on this website and under "McLean County Labor History" read the segment on the Normal Fire Fighters' strike.