This Week in NATCA/Labor History
Tuesday, February 22, 2011

THIS WEEK IN NATCA HISTORY:

February 21, 1997 — NATCA organizing: The National Labor Relations Board certifies NATCA as the exclusive bargaining representative for its first contract tower: Central Wisconsin Tower in Mosinee, Wis.

February 22-25, 1998 — NATCA Lobby Week: More than 250 participants attend a renamed “NATCA in Washington” week.

February 23, 1999 — Contract towers: On the basis of a court order, the FAA notifies NATCA that it has determined VFR control tower operations are a commercial activity that can be provided by private firms. The union files a second lawsuit and the two parties agree that no more towers will be contracted out until the courts resolve the matter.

February 23-24, 2000 — NATCA legislative efforts: The union holds its second annual Legislative Conference Committee, attended by about 70 NATCA activists. Rep. William Jefferson, D-La., speaks out against privatization of the FAA.


THIS WEEK IN LABOR HISTORY:

1972:  United Farm Workers of America (UFW) granted a charter by the AFL-CIO.

1984:  Association of Flight Attendants granted a charter by the AFL-CIO.

2004:  Following voter approval for the measure in 2003, San Francisco’s minimum wage rises to $8.50, up from $6.75.