George Hopkins Papers

Accession Number: 
LP001362
Extent: 
5.5 linear feet (5 SB, 1 MB)

The George Hopkins Papers document ALPA’s activities during the Southern Airways (SOU) strike of 1960. Hopkins is a historian and the author of a number of books concerning airline pilots. He obtained the files from John Boyd, a SOU pilot who spent considerable time lobbying for ALPA in Washington DC during the strike.

The main issue of the SOU strike was equal pay for equal work. ALPA maintained that all pilots should receive the same salary regardless of the size of the airline, but Southern Airways, a smaller company, claimed they could only afford to pay a lower rate. The strike was long, lasting from 1960 until 1962, though ALPA ultimately prevailed.

Date: 
1958-1964, bulk 1960-1962
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