This Week in NATCA/Labor History
Thursday, November 03, 2011
THIS WEEK IN AVIATION HISTORY
1926: Captain Charles Lindbergh jumps from his disabled airplane during a night airmail flight, making this his 4th time he has had to use his parachute to save his life.
1908: Wilbur Wright receives the Grand Gold Medal of the Aéro Club of France for advances in aviation.
THIS WEEK IN LABOR HISTORY
1829: George Henry Evans publishes the first issue of theWorking Man’s Advocate, “edited by a Mechanic” for the “useful and industrious classes” in New York City. He focused on the inequities between the “portion of society living in luxury and idleness” and those “groaning under the oppressions and miseries imposed on them.”
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.