This Week in NATCA Labor/History
Thursday, January 12, 2012
THIS WEEK IN NATCA HISTORY:
January 11, 1986: NATCA holds its first national organizing meeting. About two dozen controller activists, MEBA organizers and representatives from across the nation attended the gathering in Alexandria, Va. to formally kick off the organizing effort.
January 10, 1981: New York TRACON becomes operational in Westbury, Long Island. The facility replaces the “Common IFR Room” at Kennedy International Airport. Serving Kennedy, La Guardia, and Newark airports, it is slated to assume operations for several smaller airports.
THIS WEEK IN LABOR HISTORY:
2003: The administration of George W. Bush declares federal airport security screeners will not be allowed to unionize so as not to "complicate" the war on terrorism. The decision was challenged and eventually overturned after Bush left office.