PRESS PHOTO OF FIVE EASTERN AIRLINE STEWARDESSES ON A PICKET LINE AT JFK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (1973)

This vintage press photo was taken by the Associated Press while they were covering the Eastern Airlines stewardess strike that occurred in 1973. The photograph features five of the airline’s stewardesses on a picket line. The picket signs indicate that the women were seeking improved retirement benefits and higher wages. The stewardesses were picketing at JFK airport in New York City. They are identified by name in the caption. This was a “Wildcat Strike”, which is defined as a strike action taken by union workers without the support or approval of the union leadership. Eastern Airlines was in business between 1926 and 1991. Ironically, labor disputes was one of the significant reasons that the airline failed. This photograph formerly resided at the library of the “Plain Dealer”. The Plain Dealer is the major newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio. The paper has been around for awhile; it was founded in 1842. The photo measures about 7 1/4″ x 10″ and is in excellent condition (see scans).

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