This Week in NATCA/Labor History
Wednesday, January 05, 2011
THIS WEEK IN NATCA/ATC HISTORY:
January 4, 1983 — Controller training: Amid an environment in which developmental controllers are training others, the FAA increases the requirements for those who provide on-the-job instruction. They must:
• Be certified on the position they are serving as an instructor.
• Have worked the position for at least 30 solo hours.
• Have received certification as an OJT instructor.
Jan. 5, 1987 — NATCA organizing: Controllers file a petition with the FLRA requesting NATCA as their bargaining representative.
Jan. 4, 2001 — NATCA organizing: FLRA certified NATCA as exclusive bargaining representative of the FAA Legal Division.
Jan. 7, 2002 — NATCA organizing: FLRA certified NATCA as exclusive bargaining representative for FAA staff support specialists. This is the twentieth bargaining unit organized by NATCA since its inception.
THIS WEEK IN LABOR HISTORY:
1869: The nation’s first Black labor convention was held in Washington, D.C., with 214 delegates forming the Colored National Labor Union.
1965: Eight thousand New York City social workers strike, demanding better conditions for welfare recipients.
1966: Legendary Transport Workers Union leader Mike Quill and other TWU leaders are jailed for violating anti-strike court injunction in four-day-old New York City transit walkout involving 35,000 members. A settlement was reached Jan. 13.