This Week in NATCA/Labor History
Thursday, September 29, 2011
THIS WEEK IN NATCA/ATC/AVIATION HISTORY:
September 29, 1988: NATCA’s first contract -- President Steve Bell, Vice President Ray Spickler and contract negotiation team Co-Chairman Mark Kutch present the union’s first proposal to Joseph Noonan, FAA director of Labor and Employee Relations. The proposed labor agreement contains about 80 articles.
THIS WEEK IN LABOR HISTORY:
2002: Twenty-nine West Coast ports lock out 10,500 workers in response to what management says is a worker slowdown in the midst of negotiations on a new contract. The ports are closed for 10 days but reopen when President George W. Bush invokes the Taft-Hartley Act.