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 114 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.
As you may be aware, the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act (H.R. 842/S. 420) was introduced earlier this year in both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives, by Sen. Patty Murray (Wash.) and Rep. Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (Va.), respectively. NATCA strongly supports the PRO Act because, among other things, it…
The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., is undergoing a complete transformation, including its exhibit about our nation’s air traffic control system. NATCA is one of the supporters of this exciting project, which will better connect and inform the public about U.S. aviation and aerospace and its proud…
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Do you have a business trip or vacation coming up, and find yourself in need of a rental car? Let NATCA Benefits and Union Plus make the decision easier for you. Your membership in NATCA earns you up to a 25% discount on a variety of vehicles. You also get to support your fellow union brothers…
Whether you’re still building for your future in retirement or ready to put your retirement plan into action, one of the most important member benefits that NATCA provides its members is expert planning and guidance about your retirement. We are pleased to offer you in-person briefings provided by 4 Square Financial Literacy Partners, Inc. They are here with information to help…
Dear Brothers and Sisters, After significant internal discussion, we have decided to once again postpone our 18th Biennial Convention in Houston. This was not an easy decision, but the pandemic continues to affect our families and our workplaces. There currently are more aggressive and transmissible strains of COVID-19 circulating. According to the CDC, the Delta…
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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