Air traffic controllers at LaGuardia airport in NYC calling in sick & flight attendants threatening to strike is what forced Trump to end the government shutdown. There’s an ironic symmetry to that since the massive assaults on the already compromised US labor movement began in the 1980s when then president Reagan fired all the striking air traffic controllers. But more importantly, this labor action shows the power of labor to bring this rightward shift in US domestic politics (it has always been right-wing in international politics) to an end.