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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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Hoffa: House Approval of Minimum Wage Long Overdue for Workers
Updated On: Jul 19, 2019
July 19, 2019 | INCOME INEQUALITY GAP | Yesterday the House passed the Raise the Wage Act (H.R. 582) which would increase the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2024. “Low-wage workers in much of the country have suffered through stagnant wages for more than a decade," said Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa in a statement. "So the Teamsters applaud the House for taking action to help close the income inequality gap that has made it difficult for many hardworking Americans to support their families.”  Full statement at Teamsters
 
 
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