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Legislation Introduced to Privatize Air Traffic Control

By on June 22, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Legislation Introduced to Privatize Air Traffic Control

Legislation has been introduced in the House to privatize the nation’s air traffic control systems. It failed in the past, but could it succeed this time?

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President Seeks to Privatize Air Traffic System

By on June 6, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments

Will the nation’s air traffic control system be run by a non-profit entity outside of the federal government? The interest groups are lining up for what promises to be a hard fight in Congress.

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Air Traffic Controllers Propose System Reform: Put Us In Charge!

By on April 29, 2015 in Agency News with 0 Comments

The National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) reportedly supports the “defederalization” of air traffic control as a boon to safe air travel and suggested an air traffic controller-owned organization apparently operated as non-profit or a quasi-government outfit. Why might NATCA want to see anything less than a complete privatization of the air traffic system?

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No Paid Sick or Annual Leave. What About FMLA Leave for Excepted Employees?

How does FMLA leave work during a government shutdown for excepted employees? The author offers some details.

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Response to ‘Obama and NATCA: Friendly Skies or Fire from the Heavens’

By on September 25, 2008 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

NATCA President Patrick Forrey says that a recent article on the labor portion of the 2008 Democratic Party’s platform obscures the issues “through the recalling of the most unfortunate incident in Federal labor-management relations history.”

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Obama and NATCA: Friendly Skies or Fire from the Heavens

By on August 28, 2008 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

Senator Obama may want to think twice about accepting an Air Traffic Controllers’ union endorsement. When a controllers’ union endorses a presidential candidate, watch out! In 1980, they endorsed Ronald Reagan and look what happened. Is another job action possible?

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That 70’s Show! FAA/Air Traffic Controllers Back At It

By on November 29, 2005 in Agency News with 0 Comments

The FAA has asked a federal mediator to help with the labor negotiations between the agency and the union that represented air traffic controllers.

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Bargaining Through Press Releases

By on September 28, 2005 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

The FAA and NATCA don’t agree on the best way to wind up labor negotiations.

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