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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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Democratic Presidential Candidates Are Actually Talking Union
Updated On: May 21, 2019

May 21, 2019 | ELECTION 2020 | During the past three decades, a running question raised by union activists about Democratic candidates for president has been, “Did s/he use the ‘U’ word?” Meaning, did the candidate even mention unions? Unless they were speaking to a union audience, the answer was usually “no” … But, lo and behold, something very different is happening thus far in the 2020 campaign. Democratic candidates are not only courting union support, but also meeting with union members across the country, attending forums exclusively focused on workers’ rights, and using many platforms—including social media—to aggressively trumpet the need to allow more workers access to unions… The American Prospect   Related: 2020 Democrats’ battle for union support, explained


 
 
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