This Week in NATCA/Labor History
Thursday, January 05, 2012
THIS WEEK IN NATCA / AVIATION HISTORY:
Jan. 5, 1987: NATCA files an election petition with the FLRA to be the sole bargaining agent for all operational GS-2152 air traffic controllers. The proposed union needed 3,750 signatures, 30 percent of the workforce, but submits 5,800, or 46 percent.
THIS WEEK IN LABOR HISTORY:
1933: Angered by increasing farm foreclosures, members of Iowa's Farmers Holiday Association threaten to lynch banking representatives and law officials who institute foreclosure proceedings for the duration of the Great Depression.
1852: The ship Thetis arrives in Hawaii with 175 Chinese field workers bound to serve for five years at $3 per month.