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Staff Feature: Sophia Wright

We have an amazing National Office staff that our membership can be very proud of. They come to work each day – and currently are working remotely – committed to providing our members with the very best service and representation in organized labor. Today, we feature Senior Accounting Associate Sophia Wright, who this month is…

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IT Committee Tech Tips

New Mac OS: Apple recently released its latest operating system: OS 11 or Big Sur. The NATCA IT Committee has tested the new operating system to confirm it is compatible with NATCA’s various services and applications (i.e., UnionWare, GATS, Microsoft Teams, etc.). We determined that NATCA’s services and applications seem to be working with the new…

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Insider Story Idea?

What’s happening at your facility? We want to know! Hosting a solidarity event? Participating in a charity drive? Doing something fun and interesting in your off time? We want to hear about it, and share your story with the NATCA family, via the NATCA Insider! Send your ideas and questions to publicaffairs@natcadc.org.

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Press Releases

NATCA Mourns Tragic Passing of TTD President and Labor Champion Larry Willis

WASHINGTON – NATCA President Paul Rinaldi and Executive Vice President Trish Gilbert issued the following statement today on the tragic passing of Transportation Trades Department (TTD), AFL-CIO President Larry Willis: “We have lost a dear friend and union brother, and the labor movement has lost a fierce champion and passionate advocate. We mourn with Larry’s…

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NATCA Congratulates President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris

WASHINGTON – National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) President Paul Rinaldi and Executive Vice President Trish Gilbert issued the following joint statement on the results of the presidential election: “We congratulate President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on their victory. “We look forward to working with the new administration to continue the very…

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NATCA Strongly Supports Bipartisan “Aircraft Certification Reform and Accountability Act”

Legislation Would Improve FAA Oversight and Certification Process, Implement Recruitment and Retention Incentives for Aircraft Certification Employees WASHINGTON – The National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) today announced its support for the bipartisan Aircraft Certification Reform and Accountability Act, introduced by U.S. House of Representatives Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., Ranking Member…

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NATCA in the Media

Business Insider: What it takes to be an air traffic controller at the world’s busiest airport

In 2019, air traffic controllers at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the world’s busiest airport, directed 909,431 flights through takeoff and landing.The airport’s 58 controllers are responsible for the safety of hundreds of millions of passengers on board those planes.Controllers have to contend with weather, tight schedules, and knowing any mistake they make could cause a ripple…

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CNN: Retiring Delta captain meets the air controller whose grandfather hired him

From CNN Travel: During commercial aviation’s pandemic downturn, countless veteran airline pilots are retiring to save the jobs of their younger cohorts. But it was during Captain Paul Holmes’ final flight for Delta Air Lines that a chance conversation with an air traffic controller brought him back to his early days with the airline. Tipped…

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