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Happy 10-Year Anniversary to NATCA’s Director of Labor Relations Nicole Vitale

We have an amazing National Office staff that our membership can be very proud of. NATCA Director of Labor Relations Nicole Vitale celebrated her 10 year anniversary as a member of NATCA’s staff. 

“The most rewarding part of working at NATCA is knowing that the work we do directly affects the lives of our members and their families,” Nicole said.

Thank you for all you do for NATCA and our members, Nicole! 

Where are you from, or what places have you lived? 

I am originally from outside of Pittsburgh, Penn. I came to Washington for college and never left.

Where did you go to school, or what other education do you have? 

I attended undergrad at American University and law school at George Washington University.

How did you come to work at NATCA? 

In law school, I knew I wanted to work in labor and employment law, particularly for a union. Prior to working at NATCA, I did a fellowship at the Department of Labor working on whistleblower protection, occupational safety and health, and mine safety and health issues. I loved the subject matter and the fact that my work was helping protect the safety and health of workers, but wanted to find a role where I was working more directly with and on behalf of individual workers. I focused on staff attorney positions at labor unions and was incredibly excited to be hired by NATCA as a Labor Relations Staff Attorney.

What’s the most rewarding part of being a member of NATCA’s staff?  

The most rewarding part is knowing that the work we do directly affects the lives of our members and their families.

Do you have any hobbies or any other activities you enjoy outside of your work for NATCA? 

My husband and I have two awesome kids who keep life fun and keep us busy. Outside of work, you can usually find me on outdoor adventures with them around the Washington area, cheering on their soccer and swim teams, or volunteering with the school or Girl Scouts. I also love to read.

Has there been a favorite moment for you while at NATCA? 

It is incredibly difficult to pick just one! I always find our events, particularly the Biennial Convention, impressive and inspiring. It is amazing to see the Union come together to consider the amendments and resolutions that set policy and shape the organization’s future.  

I have a major phobia of: snakes

My specialty meal to cook is: eggplant parmesan

My biggest pet peeve is: bad grammar

The best place I’ve ever traveled to was: Cape Town, South Africa. I studied abroad there in college.

The strangest food I have ever eaten is: zebraDogs or cats: Dogs: We have a big labradoodle named Rosie.

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