Here is a “clout index” of several federal unions.
The FAA has asked a federal mediator to help with the labor negotiations between the agency and the union that represented air traffic controllers.
The FAA and NATCA don’t agree on the best way to wind up labor negotiations.
The agency and the union are starting labor negotiations and the parties are far apart in their initial positions.
The FAA and AFSCME started bargaining a contract five years ago. A new court decision says that the agency’s contention that OMB has to approve the final agreement is valid because of a clear and unmistakable waiver by the union.
The average American is getting heavier. The FAA won’t let planes fly if there is too much weight on board. The result will probably be fewer of us can get on a plane at one time.