Madison Newspapers Strike & The Press Connection
October 1, 1977 Madison, WI
Five unions representing many of the employees at Madison Newspapers Inc., The Capital Times and The Wisconsin State Journal began a strike that lasted two years and ended with the dismantling of the unions. Although there were several reasons for the strike, a precipitating cause was computerized typesetting that would make typographers' jobs obsolete. The strike was doomed as The Wisconsin State Journal and The Capital Times continued to publish.

Striking workers started up their own paper, The Press Connection.