July 8, 2016 // NATCA ATCS/TMC/FSS/NOTAM Members Ratify New Contract!
ATCS/TMC/FSS/NOTAM CONTRACT RATIFICATION AT A GLANCE:
A STRONG VOTE OF RATIFICATION!
NATCA is proud to announce that the 2016 ATCS/TMC/FSS/NOTAM Collective Bargaining Agreement has been ratified by 98.32 percent of those who voted. This contract incorporates all of our collaborative principles and processes and will provide stability for our workforce for the next six years.
SIGNING CEREMONY: Scheduled for July 14.
WHEN WILL CONTRACT TAKE EFFECT? July 24.
Chicago Center NATCA offered its members the opportunity to vote on the tentative contract in the union office.
Left photo, from left to right: Andy Jonathan, Mo Blake Hughes, and Bob Mendenhall.
Right photo, from left to right: Dave Jordon, Jeff Konzal, and Sam Weidenbach.
NATCA PRESIDENT PAUL RINALDI AND EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT TRISH GILBERT, IN MESSAGE TO MEMBERS:
“This new contract is the culmination of years of effort on the part of NATCA. In February 2012, NATCA successfully urged Congress to amend Title 49 of the United States Code in the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (FAA Reauthorization). That Act restored basic collective bargaining rights to tens of thousands of union members within the FAA – rights that are the very heart and soul of a union. We negotiated this agreement under the framework established by that Act.
“Early in 2010, NATCA and the FAA recognized that in order to achieve the best outcomes for the workforce and the National Airspace System (NAS), we needed to engage in collaboration. Over the past six years we have developed processes to ensure collaboration at the national, regional, and local levels. This new contract will ensure that collaboration continues and grows throughout its term.”
“We believe this new agreement will allow you to continue to focus your attention to the important tasks of maintaining the safety and efficiency of the NAS. Your skills and professionalism are on display each and every day as millions of people rely on us to help provide safe air travel and for that we thank you.”
A special thank you goes to NATCA’s Contract Negotiating Team, National Executive Board, facility representatives and local executive boards, committees, workgroups, collaborative process representatives, hundreds of safety and technology representatives who are helping us deliver meaningful achievements in our commitment to modernization, National Office staff, and every one of our members who has contributed their time and energy to the Union’s collective efforts.
NATCA CONTRACT TEAM CHIEF NEGOTIATOR DEAN IACOPELLI:
“I’m proud of the work done by the 2016 negotiating team and the support of Paul, Trish, and the entire National Executive Board. This agreement represents a step forward that will allow the relationship between NATCA and the FAA to continue to grow and improve the NAS and the working conditions of the finest air traffic controllers in the world.”
THE CONTRACT NEGOTIATING TEAM:
Dean Iacopelli (Eastern Regional Vice President) – Chief Negotiator
John Bratcher (Fort Smith)
Eddie De Lisle (Portland TRACON)
Jamaal Haltom (Las Vegas Tower)
Drew MacQueen (Cleveland Center)
Eugene Freedman (National Office)
Ryan Smith (National Office)
FOR ALL INFORMATION ONLINE ABOUT THE CONTRACT (Including the full text of the CBA, a rollover and change summary, and frequently asked questions): 2016CBA.natca.net.
ANY QUESTIONS FOR THE CONTRACT TEAM?
Please send them an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.