National Air Traffic Controllers Association
NATCA is a labor union and aviation safety organization in the United States that represents nearly 20,000 highly skilled air traffic controllers, engineers, and other aviation safety-related professionals. NATCA was certified in 1987 by the Federal Labor Relations Authority to be the exclusive bargaining representative for air traffic controllers employed by the Federal Aviation Administration. Today, NATCA is one of the strongest labor unions in the federal sector and represents a range of aviation safety professionals in 15 FAA bargaining units, five Department of Defense air traffic facilities, and 102 federal contract towers. These air traffic controllers and other aviation safety professionals make vital contributions to the U.S. economy and make modern life possible by coordinating the safe, orderly, and expeditious movement of nearly one billion aviation passengers and millions of tons of freight within the National Airspace System each year. NATCA is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and is affiliated with the AFL-CIO.
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All upcoming retirement seminars have been merged and reformatted to be webinars due to the COVID-19 national emergency. They are open to any member nationwide. The webinars in July are as follows: July 16 : 9 a.m.-3 p.m. PDTJuly 17 : 9 a.m.-3 p.m. EDTAn additional webinar, called NATCA Edge, open to any member nationwide, is scheduled for July 9…
All upcoming retirement seminars for the months of June and July have been merged and reformatted to be webinars due to the COVID-19 national emergency. They are open to any member nationwide. The webinars in June and July are as follows: June 2 : 9 a.m.-3 p.m. PDTJune 3 : 9 a.m.-3 p.m. EDTJune 24 : 9 a.m.-3 p.m. PDTJune 25 :…
Brothers and Sisters,The pandemic continues to affect our families and our workplaces, as well as our Union’s business. After significant internal discussion, we have decided to once again postpone our 18th Biennial Convention in Houston. In light of the public health crisis and the potential to have the Convention canceled due to events outside our control,…
Brothers and Sisters, As you have read, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (NDAA) contains a new title called the “Federal Employee Paid Leave Act.” This Act will provide 12 weeks of paid parental leave to parents of children born or adopted on or after Oct. 1, 2020. NATCA has been working…
Fact: The United States aviation system is an economic driver, contributing five percent to the nation’s gross domestic product.
Average daily scheduled passenger flights
Pounds of freight moving through the NAS (2016)
Tracking 10,677 airborne aircraft with 636,859,278 total flights in the database. FlightAware has tracked 113,709 arrivals in the last 24 hours.
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