This Week in NATCA/Labor History
Wednesday, November 09, 2011

THIS WEEK IN NATCA HISTORY

1997: The FLRA certified NATCA as the exclusive bargaining representative of AF Engineers.

THIS WEEK IN LABOR HISTORY


1959: President Eisenhower’s use of the Taft-Hartley Act is upheld by the Supreme Court, breaking a 116-day steel strike.

1933: President Franklin D. Roosevelt announces plans for the Civil Works Administration to create four million additional jobs for the Depression-era unemployed. The workers ultimately laid 12 million feet of sewer pipe and built or made substantial improvements to 255,000 miles of roads, 40,000 schools, 3,700 playgrounds, and nearly 1,000 airports (not to mention 250,000 outhouses still badly needed in rural America).