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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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A Tried and True Way to Fix Inequality: Unions
Updated On: May 20, 2019
May 20, 2019 | U.S. LABOR UNIONS | […] Unions help to reduce inequality by pushing for higher pay for typical workers, greater restraints on executive pay and increased taxes on the rich. Another study found that a 10% increase in the percentage of unionized workers in a US community is associated with a 3% to 4.5% increase in the income of all the area's children — partly because unions push for better schools and a higher minimum wage… CNN
 
 
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