This Week in NATCA/Labor History
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
THIS WEEK IN NATCA HISTORY:
March 29, 1996 — NATCA legislative efforts: After intense lobbying by the union, President Clinton signs a continuing resolution bill providing aid to Bosnia, Midwest flood relief, and restoration of Chapter 71 rights for air traffic controllers. Clinton’s action comes two days before the protected rights are due to end.
THIS WEEK IN LABOR HISTORY:
1852: Ohio makes it illegal for children under 18 and women to work more than 10 hours a day.
1930: At the height of the Great Depression, 35,000 unemployed march in New York’s Union Square. Police beat many demonstrators, injuring 100.
1968: Martin Luther King, Jr., leads a march of striking sanitation workers in Memphis, Tenn. Violence during the march persuades him to return the following week to Memphis, where he was assassinated.
1991: The U.S. minimum wage increases to $4.25 per hour.