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Aug. 22, 1945:  Five flight attendants form the Air Line Stewardesses Association, the first labor union representing flight attendants. They were reacting to an industry in which women were forced to retire at the age of 32, remain single, and adhere to strict weight, height and appearance requirements. The association later became the Association of Flight Attendants, now a division of the Communications Workers of America.
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The National Labor Relations Board is Back at Full Throttle
Updated On: Nov 01, 2013
Nov. 1, 2013 | NLRB | On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate took the final measure to restore the NLRB to full strength with its approval of Richard F. Griffin Jr. as general counsel. Though Griffin's start date has yet to be determined, his instatement marks the last step in the board's resumption of its role as the principal agency of the federal government for settling labor management disputes in the private sector. Given Griffin's long history as a union lawyer, his confirmation also signifies a rare victory for organized labor on Capitol Hill. Continue reading at In These Times.
 
 
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