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(WASHINGTON) – National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) President Rich Santa in his role as a member of the Executive Council of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) yesterday joined his fellow labor leaders in meeting with President Joe Biden to express labor’s support for his re-election. Following the meeting, the AFL-CIO Executive Council unanimously voted to reaffirm its support of the re-election of President Biden and Vice President Harris.  

NATCA endorsed the re-election of the President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris in June 2023, citing the administration’s commitment to championing issues that are important to working families and labor unions, defending federal employee rights, restoring and strengthening workers’ right to organize, stimulating the economy through job creation, and delivering on his promise to invest in the country’s infrastructure.  

“There is one clear choice for labor in this election and that is President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris,” Santa said. “Under this administration, we have seen a president who has shown that he is committed to unions, the middle class, and working families. President Biden and Vice President Harris have always been there for labor, and in November, we will be there for them.” 

Galen Munroe, Deputy Director of Public Affairs; 202-220-9802, [email protected]. 

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, five Department of Defense air traffic facilities, and 123 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 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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