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Jan. 27, 2017 // This Week’s Notebook: UNUM Open Enrollment Starts Feb. 1, Learn more about NATCA’s History in “Against the Wind”, Update Your Contact Information in the NATCA Portal, and Check Out New Seminar and Meeting Dates!

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Against the Wind

NATCA Store Product of the Week: Book – Against the Wind
Features: Author Paul McElroy earned acclaim in the aviation industry for TRACON, his award-winning, technically authentic suspense novel about air traffic control. In Against the Wind, this former journalist for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and Chicago Sun-Times addresses the Air Traffic Control Strike of 1981 and the formation of NATCA as a result. Despite hardship, air traffic controllers continued to be adamant about improving air safety and working conditions and pushed themselves to organize. To learn more about NATCA, which this year celebrates its 30th anniversary, pick up a copy of this book – a must read!

Price: $7
Printed in USA.

To see the item and how to order: Select USPS or UPS as your shipping preference on your orders. To check on stock availability or for further assistance, call 800-266-0895 or email [email protected].

Member Portal
Have you moved recently and need to update your mailing address? No problem! Simply log in at the Member Portal and update your contact information.

Those registering for the first time must have your NATCA member number ready as it is needed when you register. Please also include or update your email address so we can send you NATCA updates like the NATCA Insider or other important announcements.

For further assistance, contact Customer Service at 800-266-0895 or email [email protected].

Benefits Spotlight: Don’t Let the Nightmare Be Yours
It doesn’t matter what it is, things cost money. We’ve all invested heavily in our careers so we can have a better quality of life for both ourselves, and our loved ones. But, one of the inherent risks of this career is that it can be taken from us at a moment’s notice. You know someone this has happened to, because it happens FAR too often. It’s a nightmare. Your way of providing a livelihood, as you knew it, is gone. You have to be thinking ASAP on what you are going to do next to provide for you and yours. But, while you are buried with whatever situation led to losing your career, your bills are piling up and savings can be depleted very quickly.

While this is obviously a terrible all too common situation, you have the ability NOW to prevent it from being a catastrophic nightmare. You can protect 50% of your gross monthly salary for up to five years with tax-free income while you sort out how to move forward.

In your career, this situation WILL happen to someone you know. If that someone is YOU, how will you move on?

For information on how to keep the unthinkable from become a catastrophic nightmare, visit natcadisability.com.

Upcoming Retirement Seminars Provided By 4 Square:

4Square and Core

Thank you for your interest in attending a NATCA Retirement Seminar by 4Square Financial Literacy Partners. Each locale hosting a seminar will hold both a standard seminar for members with more than 15 years of service from 3 – 9 p.m. local time, and a Career Optimization and Retirement Education (CORE) Seminar for members with fewer than 15 years of service from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. local time.

To register for a seminar, click the “Events” tab, followed by “2017 Retirement Seminars.” Complete the requested information and click “Next.” When you come to the screen listing the seminars, select the one you wish to attend, hit “Next,” verify your requested seminar information and then click “Done.”

You will receive a confirmation email once your registration is complete. A second email will be sent three weeks prior to the seminar with logistical information for the seminar along with instructions on how to obtain a benefits estimate at the seminar. You may access the benefits data collection form on the confirmation page once you register.

Spouses and significant others are also invited to attend. Please ensure that you add them to the registration when asked if you will be bringing a guest.

Although you may register anytime, we ask that you register three weeks prior to the event. Walk-ins are permitted with a membership ID number. However, you will be unable to obtain a benefits estimate at the seminar.

For any questions or problems with registration, please contact Grace Colby, NATCA Executive Administrative Assistant: (202) 220-9829, [email protected].

NATCA EDGE – Designed exclusively for NATCA members!
Can’t get to an in-person retirement seminar? We’ll bring the seminar to you! Presenting an all-new, flexible access, web-based session of our popular retirement benefits seminar. Log in to the NATCA Portal to register.


Oklahoma City Meet & Greet Dates: 2017 Schedule
NATCA leadership makes it a priority to educate ATC Academy Students about NATCA and their rights as part of the future air traffic controller workforce. NATCA will be hosting a lunch meeting in Oklahoma City at 12:30 p.m. local time and a dinner meeting at 6 p.m. local time for each date listed below in Oklahoma City. Check back in the Insider for more details as each date approaches.


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