This Week in NATCA/Labor History
Wednesday, January 19, 2011


THIS WEEK IN NATCA/ATC HISTORY:

January 17, 1994 Earthquake:  A 6.6-magnitude temblor in Southern California area briefly closes Los Angeles International Airport. Windows in the Van Nuys tower cab break, but the airport continues to operate until a temporary tower is activated.

January 2009 — Contract Negotiations: President Obama orders FAA to negotiate new air traffic controllers contract with NATCA to completion, with any unresolved articles to be submitted to binding arbitration. Result is the Red Book. 


THIS WEEK IN LABOR HISTORY:

1915: Twenty rioting strikers were shot by factory guards at Roosevelt, N.J.

1920: American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) was founded.