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NATCA News Alert: Juneteenth Independence Day now a federal holiday

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Today, President Biden signed into law S.475, designating June 19, 2021, as “Juneteenth Independence Day” in recognition of June 19, 1865, the date on which news of the end of slavery reached the enslaved people in the Southwestern States. On Tuesday night, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the bill. Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed it as well. Juneteenth Independence Day is now the 11th annual federal holiday. Article 28 of NATCA’s CBAs with the FAA apply to this new holiday. The new holiday is in effect under the terms of our CBAs with DOD. We are working with the FCT employers to implement the holiday in accordance with our negotiated agreements, and we are granting Juneteenth Independence Day as an additional holiday for our NATCA employees.

In solidarity,

Paul Rinaldi
President

Trish Gilbert
Executive Vice President

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