February 19, 1988 |
The Greek capital's airport was shut down Thursday in a 24-hour strike by air traffic controllers and other workers seeking bonuses for dangerous or stress-filled jobs. A labor union spokesman said more than 70,000 workers have joined the walkout, including airport, railroad and harbor workers and state hospital and veterinary employees.
August 22, 1987 |
Air traffic controllers in Barcelona announced Friday that they will stage a 24-hour strike today that could affect as many as 1,400 holiday flights through Spanish airspace. About 140 controllers are to take part in the walkout to demand overtime pay that they say is owed from the past eight years.
March 25, 1987
Air traffic controllers, whose union was disbanded after a 1981 illegal strike that saw 11,400 controllers fired, will decide this June whether once again to embrace unionism, according to an agreement. The National Air Traffic Controllers Assn. said it had reached agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration on an election June 11 in which about 12,500 controllers will decide whether to have the association as their bargaining agent.
February 4, 1993 |
Clinton Weighs Ending Air Controller Ban: President Clinton is considering lifting a ban on federal hiring of air traffic controllers involved in an illegal strike more than a decade ago, the White House said. The ban was imposed by then-President Ronald Reagan after members of the Professional Air Traffic Controllers' Organization walked off the job shortly after Reagan took office in 1981.
August 10, 1991
Air controllers called off a walkout after reaching a last-minute agreement with the government. The Soviet Air Traffic Controllers' Trade Union said it reserves the right to resume strike plans if the government reneges on its promises. The walkout would have crippled Soviet air traffic. A union representing 57,000 pilots for Aeroflot, the national airline, had threatened to join the strike if its demands, similar to those of the controllers, were not met.
January 16, 1989 |
Union leaders have predicted easy approval of the first labor contract for air traffic controllers since President Reagan fired 11,400 of them during a strike eight years ago. The new three-year contract with the Federal Aviation Administration will help ensure air safety, R. Steve Bell, president of the year-old National Air Traffic Controllers Assn., said late last week.