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.