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August 23, 2019

On This Day in 1945
Five flight attendants formed the Airline Stewardess 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 Shutdown’s Effect on the Economy, Explained
Posted On: Jan 23, 2019
Jan. 23, 2019 | ECONOMY | The government shutdown isn’t catastrophic for the US economy on a broad level — at least not yet. But real risk lies in letting it go on longer. As a result of the shutdown, some 800,000 federal government workers have been furloughed or are forced to work without pay, and an estimated 4 million contractors could be affected. Small businesses aren’t getting loans, private companies aren’t going public, and federal courts are running out of money… Vox
 
 
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