This Month in NATCA/Labor History
Thursday, May 24, 2012

May 1984- Birth of a union-The first ATC petitions (ZNY, N90 and ZDC) are filed with the FLRA.

May 1, 1989- The first contract between NATCA and the FAA goes into effect.

May 20, 1927- Charles Lindbergh pilots the first solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean.

May 22, 2000- The FLRA certifies NATCA as the exclusive bargaining representative of FAA AOS-200 engineers in Oklahoma City.

May 30, 2000- The FLRA certifies NATCA as the exclusive bargaining representative of Traffic Management Coordinators.


THIS MONTH IN LABOR HISTORY:

1903- An estimated 100,000 textile workers, including more than 10,000 children, strike in the Philadelphia area. Among the issues are 60-hour workweeks, including night hours, for the children.

1945: The "Little Wagner Act" is signed in Hawaii, guaranteeing pineapple and sugar workers the right to bargain collectively. After negotiations fail, a successful 79-day strike shuts down 33 of the territory’s 34 plantations and bring about higher wages and a 40-hour week.

1946: U.S. railroad strike start, and is later crushed when President Truman threatens to draft strikers.

1964: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson announces the goals of his Great Society social reforms to bring “an end to poverty and racial injustice” in America.

2004: Nearly 100,000 unionized SBC Communications Inc. workers begin a four-day strike to protest the local phone giant's latest contract offer.