This Week in NATCA/Labor History
Friday, February 10, 2012

THIS WEEK IN NATCA HISTORY:

1989: Billings, Mont., Tower controller David C. Abbott becomes the union’s 6,859th member. For the first time since NATCA was certified 1½ years prior (June 1987), union membership exceeds 50 percent of all controllers. Alaskan and New England regions far outpace all others in terms of percentage of members.


THIS WEEK IN LABOR HISTORY:

1910: Philadelphia shirtwaist makers vote to accept an arbitration offer and end a walkout as the Triangle Shirtwaist strike winds down. One year later 146 workers, mostly young girls aged 13 to 23, died in a devastating fire at the New York City sweatshop.