The trouble started in the factory towns of Ohio, Pennsylvania and upstate New York and then spread nationwide. In 1976 and 1977 Bethlehem Steel made 3,500 workers in Lackawanna, New York, redundant and 3,500 more in Johnstown, Ohio, tripling the unemployment rate there in just one summer. In tiny Conshohocken, Pennsylvania (population 10,000) Alan Wood Steel let 3,000 people go



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