This Week in NATCA/Labor History
Thursday, September 22, 2011
THIS WEEK IN NATCA/ATC/AVIATION HISTORY:
Sept. 20, 1993: NATCA's first legislative conference (lobby week) began.
Sept. 22, 1986: NATCA's founding convention began in Chicago.
THIS WEEK IN LABOR HISTORY:
1896: Militia sent to Leadville, Colo., to break miners strike.
1887: According to folklorist John Garst, steel-drivin’ man John Henry, born a slave, outperformed a steam hammer at the Coosa Mountain Tunnel or the Oak Mountain Tunnel of the Columbus and Western Railway (now part of the Norfolk Southern) near Leeds, Ala. Other researchers place the contest near Talcott, W.Va.