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NATCA News Alert: NATCA & FAA Extend Slate Book Collective Bargaining Agreement

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

We are pleased to announce that our Union has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to extend the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) that covers the air traffic control specialists, traffic management coordinators/specialists, air traffic controllers assigned to the flight service option, and Notice to Airmen specialists (NOTAMS), commonly referred to as the Slate Book. This CBA was scheduled to expire on July 24, 2022. The MOU extends the duration of this CBA another four years until July 24, 2026. This extension is another result of NATCA’s highly successful and productive collaborative relationship with the FAA, as well as a new administration committed to supporting federal employees and collective bargaining rights.

Members can see the original agreement, dated July 24, 2016 here. This CBA currently covers 14,447 bargaining unit employees (BUE) — nearly three quarters of NATCA’s total represented BUEs. The May 3, 2021 MOU extending this agreement can be found here.

NATCA’s President-elect Rich Santa and Executive Vice President-elect Andrew LeBovidge stated their support of this MOU extension. Rich said, “We believe extending this CBA is a great accomplishment for the covered members and our Union. This MOU will provide stability for the workforce, ensure continued collaboration to modernize the NAS, and provide the traveling public with the safest air transportation system in the world.” Andrew added, “This CBA extension preserves the existing work rules and future pay adjustments for the duration of the extension. It is also the continuation of the strong desire for both parties to remain focused on building a collaborative environment and improving the safety of the NAS by continuing to work together.”

We are very pleased to bring you this news. We are proud of this CBA and what it has meant to our represented bargaining units, as well as what it has represented in our collaborative relationship with the Agency. We will continue to use this collaborative relationship to navigate our way through the COVID-19 pandemic and look ahead to a brighter future. We thank each of you for your dedication to the safety of the NAS and to the great solidarity of this Union.

In solidarity,

Paul Rinaldi
President

Trish Gilbert
Executive Vice President