This Week in NATCA/Labor History
Tuesday, April 05, 2011


April 4, 1991 — Airspace redesign: The FAA finishes transferring more than 600,000 square miles of oceanic airspace from Miami and Boston centers to New York Center.

April 5, 1993 — NATCA headquarters moves: The union relocates from Suite 845 at MEBA headquarters, 444 N. Capitol St., to its own leased offices in Suite 701 at 1150 17th St. NW, both in Washington, D.C.

April 7, 2001 — TRACON consolidation: Atlanta TRACON begins operations in a new consolidated facility in Peachtree City, Ga. Macon and Columbus TRACONs are scheduled to move into the building within a year.


April 6, 1712: The first slave revolt in the U.S. occurs at a slave market in New York City’s Wall Street area. Twenty-one blacks were executed for killing nine whites. The city responded by strengthening its slave codes.

April 4, 1968: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is assassinated in Memphis, where he has been supporting a sanitation workers’ strike. In the wake of this tragedy, riots break out in many cities, including Washington, D.C.

April 6, 2006: What was to become a two-month strike by minor league umpires begins, largely over money: $5,500 to $15,000 for a season running 142 games. The strike ended with a slight improvement in pay.