This Week in NATCA/Labor History
Friday, November 05, 2010
THIS WEEK IN NATCA/ATC HISTORY:
November 10, 1997 — NATCA organizing: The FLRA certifies NATCA as the exclusive bargaining representative for 1,150 FAA engineers and architects. In October, the employees voted 498 to 141 in favor of joining NATCA.
November 2004: George W. Bush elected to second term as U.S. president; launches unprecedented attack on federal unions with emphasis on NATCA due to its visibility.
November 2008: Barack Obama elected U.S. president; democrats retain control of U.S. House of Representatives and take control of U.S. senate.
THIS WEEK IN LABOR HISTORY:
1835: Nation's first general strike for 10-hour day; Philadelphia.
1919: Some 400,000 soft coal miners strike for higher wages and shorter hours.
1972: United Stone & Allied Products Workers of America merge with United Steelworkers of America.
1979: The UAW begins what was to become a successful 172-day strike against International Harvester. The union turned back company demands for weakened work rules, mandatory overtime.