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NATCA Mourns Loss of Transportation Security Officer from Orlando International Airport

Union Extends Condolences, Support to AFGE Members, With Whom We Share Bond

WASHINGTON – The National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) released a statement today regarding the death of a Transportation Security Officer (TSO) at Orlando International Airport on Feb. 2:

“We are deeply saddened by this tragic loss of life and extend our condolences to this gentleman’s family, friends, and co-workers. We also extend our thoughts and offer our support to our brothers and sisters of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), which represents our nation’s dedicated and professional workforce of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

“During the recent 35-day government shutdown, we had the opportunity to strengthen our relationships at both national and local levels with our brothers and sisters from other aviation organizations. That was particularly true with TSA employees at airports. NATCA members extend their hand of solidarity to all AFGE members on the loss of their brother.”


MORE INFORMATION: Doug Church, Deputy Director of Public Affairs; 301-346-8245, [email protected].

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The 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, 4 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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