Flight Attendants’ leader to keynote 2020 conference
Sara Nelson, international president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, will keynote the 39
Annual Conference of the Wisconsin Labor History Society
Saturday, March 28
, in Milwaukee.
Entitled “Progressives, Populists and Socialists: How the Past Informs the Future,” the conference will be held from
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the American Postal Workers Union Hall, 417 N. 3
St. in downtown Milwaukee
has been President of the 50,000-member union since 2014 and has been credited with leading successful efforts to achieving a two hour increase in minimum legal rest for Flight Attendants and other efforts to combat fatigue on the job. Before that, she led the 90-day campaign to reverse national security policy to keep knives and other weapons off planes. She also crafted the campaign for “100,000 Eyes in the Skies,” which successfully resulted in mandatory training for Flight Attendants to recognize and report human trafficking.
The program will include historians who will speak on how the labor movement with Socialists and Progressive Republicans early in the 20
Century helped to build the Wisconsin’s traditions of pro-worker and democratic governments.
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