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Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1945, five flight attendants formed the Air Line Stewardesses 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.
In 1963, the International Broom & Whisk Makers Union disbanded. The union had been dedicated to “the promotion of the material and intellectual welfare of all the workers in the broom trade.”
Today’s labor quote is by Grover Cleveland
“A truly American sentiment recognizes the dignity of labor and the fact that honor lies in honest toil.”
Stephen Grover Cleveland was the 22nd and 24th President of the United States, the only President in American history to serve two non-consecutive terms in office.