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New England NATCA Members Attend Labor Roundtable with Congressman Pappas

Manchester ATCT (MHT) FacRep Greg Waitkus and Boston Center (ZBW) Secretary Thomas Lefebvre represented NATCA and our profession at a Labor Roundtable with Congressman Chris Pappas (N.H., 1), his staff, and staff members from Congresswoman Annie Kuster’s (N.H., 2) office on Feb. 23.

Pappas serves on the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure. Waitkus and Lefebvre discussed staffing issues that plague NATCA-represented facilities throughout the nation. They also discussed how current staffing issues are affecting their own facilities, as well as the entire National Airspace System (NAS).

“The Congressman talked about the upcoming FAA Reauthorization, and how his role on the Transportation Committee can assist us in achieving our goal of improving NAS staffing,” Waitkus said.

Other labor unions and organizations in attendance included the International Association of Firefighters, National Treasury Employees Union Local 68, National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 131, and many more.

Learn more about becoming a legislative activist on behalf of NATCA and our profession from the National Legislative Committee here.

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