The IAFF Podcast

The Memphis Fire Fighter Strike of 1978

March 2, 2021

Sponsored by the IAFF Financial Corporation |

In 1978, fire fighters in Memphis were one of several groups of fire fighters across the country to go on strike in protest of the way they were being treated by their cities. IAFF 14th District Vice President Danny Todd and Memphis Fire Fighters Local 1784 President Thomas Malone tell the story of the conditions leading up to the strike, the obstacles they faced on the job and how fire fighters in Memphis reached their boiling points and walked off the job twice in the summer of 1978.

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