This Week in NATCA/Labor History
Thursday, January 19, 2012

THIS WEEK IN NATCA / ATC HISTORY:

1968: The Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO) is established.


THIS WEEK IN LABOR HISTORY:


1920: Thousands of Palmer Raids detainees win the right to attorney representation at deportation hearings. Alexander Mitchell Palmer, U.S. Attorney General under Woodrow Wilson, blamed socialists for causing most of the country's social problems and claimed Communism was "eating its way into the homes of the American workman."

Jan. 17, 1962: President Kennedy issued Executive Order 10988 which helped strengthen the federal government and improve services to the American people. The order provided the right of federal employees to bargain collectively in the federal government.