National Air Traffic Controllers Association

  • TSA bringing some financial relief to unpaid screeners during shutdown

    In today’s Federal Newscast, along with bonuses, the Transportation Security Administration said it can legally pay employees who worked the first day of the shutdown.

  • Air traffic controllers, TSA try to keep airports moving without pay

    The long partial government shutdown has had little effect on the flying public. The Transportation Security Administration has received a lot of attention, but what about those the public doesn’t see?

  • Feds could lose up to $2B in pay during shutdown

    In today’s Federal Newscast, a review by the Center for American Progress looks at how much money federal workers could lose during the partial government shutdown.

  • Privatization ‘clearing the runway’ for air traffic control, but unions worry turbulence ahead for FAA employees

    President Donald Trump unveiled details about his plan to privatize air traffic control. Instead of the FAA handling all aspects of general aviation, a non-profit entity would handle shift service and “route efficiency,” and leave safety to the federal government.

  • Trish Gilbert, Executive Vice President, National Air Traffic Controllers Association

    Members of Congress from both parties have signaled they’re ready to consider privatizing air traffic control, or at least changing how it’s funded. One reason is the FAA’s struggle to modernize the systems that support safe flight. Many in Washington are wondering whether the system would function more efficiently as a commercial entity. Trish Gilbert, executive vice-president of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA), joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain NATCA members’ concerns over the proposed switch.

  • Air traffic controllers and more

    Trish Gilbert, executive vice president of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, joins host Mike Causey on today’s show. Mike will also talk about the upcoming elections with writers from the Federal Times. October 31, 2012