This Week in NATCA/Labor History
Wednesday, February 09, 2011
THIS WEEK IN NATCA HISTORY:
February 5, 1992 — NATCA’s second contract: President Barry Krasner, Contract Committee Co-Chairman Bernie Reed, and NATCA Labor Relations Director Richard Gordon present the union’s second contract proposal to the FAA.
Other NATCA members on the contract negotiating team include: Ken Brissenden, Lihue Airport; Duane Dupon, O’Hare Airport; Joe Fruscella, New York TRACON; Jay Keeling, Vero Beach Airport; Lonnie Kramer, Corpus Christi Airport; Mark Kutch, Kansas City Center; Mike McNally, New York Center; Bruce Means, Bradley Airport; Mike Motta, Seattle-Tacoma Airport; Rob Stephenson, Anchorage Center; Rodney Turner, Nashville Metro Airport; and Paul Williams, Washington Center.
February 7, 2000 — NATCA organizing: FLRA certifies NATCA as the exclusive bargaining representative for 280 workers in the Budget and Finance divisions at FAA headquarters.
THIS WEEK IN LABOR HISTORY:
February 5, 1830: First daily labor newspaper, "N.Y. Daily Sentinel," begins publication.
February 9, 1961: President Kennedy asks Congress to approve creation of the Medicare program, financed by an increase in Social Security taxes, to aid 14.2 million Americans aged 65 or older.
February 5, 1993: President Bill Clinton signs the Family and Medical Leave Act. The law requires most employers of 50 or more workers to grant up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for a family or medical emergency.
February 9, 2000: Some 19,000 Boeing engineers and technical workers in Washington state and Oregon begin what is to become a 40-day strike over economic issues.