Americana: No Token Fight

When Philadelphia's transport workers walked off their jobs five weeks ago, they felt public pressure would quickly force the city to grant a contract boosting basic wages to $7.43 per hour by 1979. The workers are still walking, and so is a lot of Philadelphia, as the 400,000 people who used to ride the buses and trolleys every day have found other ways to get around.

After initial confusion, Philadelphians are coping with their crisis so well that they no longer seem to miss their public transportation. The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, with...

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