Madison Fire Department Strike
March 1969 Madison, WI
After the City Common Council voted against parity between firefighter and police pay the firefighters union Local 311 went on strike. This was the first Madison municipal group to go out on strike. Administrators tried to continue operating the fire department. On March 28, schools were cancelled due to the strike.

On March 30, two days after the strike began, an agreement was reached and firefighters returned to stations. Sparring between the MFD Administration, the Police and Fire Commission, and the City Council remained in the headlines for nearly two years.