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August 22, 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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Teamsters laud House for Passing Repeal of Excise Tax on Health Plans
Posted On: Jul 18, 2019
July 18, 2019 | TAXES | General President Jim Hoffa today issued a statement about the passage of legislation that would repeal the 40 percent excise tax on comprehensive health insurance plans included in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly known as the “Cadillac Tax.” “The Teamsters are pleased that Democrats and Republicans came together last night to back legislation that would eliminate this harmful tax on quality health care plans. This surcharge would only hurt working men and women who would see their premiums rise if nothing is done…” Teamsters
 
 
Teamsters Local 355
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