NATCA National Air Traffic Controllers Association - We Guide You Home Highly skilled, dedicated, professional and fully committed to ensuring the safety of every flight, America’s air traffic controllers comprise a proud team that serves the public with perfection as its minimum acceptable level of performance.

They move 70,000 aircraft safely each day through the National Airspace System. Certified in 1987, the National Air Traffic Controllers Association is one of the strongest and most influential labor unions in the federal sector and is an affiliate of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO). NATCA, over 20,000 members strong, represents not only controllers but other safety-related professionals, including engineers, traffic management coordinators and staff specialists.

They move 70,000 aircraft safely each day through the National Airspace System. Certified in 1987, the National Air Traffic Controllers Association is one of the strongest and most influential labor unions in the federal sector and is an affiliate of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO). NATCA, over 20,000 members strong, represents not only controllers but other safety-related professionals, including engineers, traffic management coordinators and staff specialists.

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*** Order by Oct. 22 to receive by Veterans Day. ***With Veterans Day coming up, NATCA is offering a new T-shirt to hono...
10/20/2020

*** Order by Oct. 22 to receive by Veterans Day. ***

With Veterans Day coming up, NATCA is offering a new T-shirt to honor members of our Union who are military veterans and support both the NATCA Charitable Foundation (NCF) and the Lone Survivor Foundation (LSF).

LSF was founded in 2010 by Marcus Luttrell, the only survivor of a 2005 Navy SEALs mission in Afghanistan. Luttrell’s Texas ranch was the center of his post-combat recovery. He wanted other military families to have the opportunity to step out of their daily routines and come to a place of peace; a place where they could obtain tools for healing while being surrounded by other people who understand them. LSF provides that opportunity while honoring the warriors that gave their lives in service to our country. LSF restores, empowers, and renews hope for wounded service members, veterans and their families through health, wellness, and therapeutic support.

LSF is one of the four charities that NATCA and NCF are spotlighting as part of the 18th Biennial Convention in Houston, May 25-27, 2021. Convention Committee member Lee Moore from Houston TRACON (I90), an Air Force veteran, stated, “The committee wanted to highlight Lone Survivor because it’s a local charity that helps veterans with PTSD. A large percentage of NATCA members are veterans, including 80 percent of the members at my facility. A majority of that 80 percent have been deployed. There’s a special connection of knowing what it’s like to be deployed and the potential mental fatigue and PTSD that goes with that. Lone Survivor stands out as an organization that we have more of a sentimental connection to, because a lot of us have been in those shoes.”

If you order by Oct. 22, barring extraordinary postal delays, we expect you’ll receive your shirt by Veterans Day on Nov. 11. We will continue to take orders for the shirts through Veterans Day. Order your shirt from the NATCA store. https://www.natcastore.com/?s=veterans+day&post_type=product

10/20/2020

NATCA is proud today to join others in the United States and throughout the world in celebrating the International Day of the Air Traffic Controller. This special day honors all the men and women who work to make air travel the safest possible mode of transport.

The day also marks the anniversary of the founding of the International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers’ Associations (IFATCA) on Oct. 20, 1961. NATCA is a member of IFATCA. It was created to further the interests of the air traffic control profession at the international level. IFATCA represents more than 50,000 air traffic control professionals in more than 130 countries.

On this day, NATCA joins in recognizing aviation safety professionals globally as essential professionals. As a result of the pandemic, the world's aviation system is under stress like never before. But despite the challenges, these professionals in the U.S. and in other countries have continued working day in and day out to keep the airspace moving safely.

NATCA’s retirement seminars have been merged and reformatted to be webinars due to the COVID-19 national emergency. They...
10/19/2020

NATCA’s retirement seminars have been merged and reformatted to be webinars due to the COVID-19 national emergency. They are open to any member nationwide. The next webinar is Oct. 28 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. PDT

IMPORTANT: If you had previously signed up for these seminars and are unable to attend virtually, please consider canceling your reservation as space is limited for virtual classes as well.

To register for both the seminars and the webinars: use the NATCA Portal, portal.natca.org. Click on the “events” tab in the main menu at the top of the screen. For questions or any problems with registration, please contact Lisa Head at the National Office: 202-628-5451 or [email protected].

Oakland Center (ZOA) member Amanda Richardson represented NATCA on the Sept. 14 Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) T...
10/19/2020

Oakland Center (ZOA) member Amanda Richardson represented NATCA on the Sept. 14 Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) Tech Symposium panel entitled, “Laying the Groundwork to Enable Future Technology.” Richardson and the panelists discussed ways to leverage successful NextGen implementations.

Richardson, an Article 114 rep working with the Enterprise Information Display System (E-IDS), has been on the front lines of NextGen technology. https://www.natca.org/2020/10/06/richardson-hansen-represent-natca-at-atca-tech-symposium/

The Hatch Act prohibits employees from soliciting, accepting, or receiving political contributions at all times. Even wh...
10/18/2020

The Hatch Act prohibits employees from soliciting, accepting, or receiving political contributions at all times. Even when employees are off duty and away from the workplace, they may not fundraise for a political party, candidate for partisan political office, or partisan political group. For example, the Hatch Act prohibits an employee from sending or forwarding an e-mail that solicits political contributions, even when the employee is at home and off duty.

On social media, federal employees should not “like,” “share,” or “retweet” a solicitation for political contributions or respond in any way that would tend to encourage other readers to contribute. Federal employees should not post about one’s own political contributions, because that would tend to encourage others to contribute.

Bristol Tri City ATCT (TRI) Vice President and Legislative Rep Ray Castaldini attended a virtual meeting with Tennessee ...
10/18/2020

Bristol Tri City ATCT (TRI) Vice President and Legislative Rep Ray Castaldini attended a virtual meeting with Tennessee Congressman Jim Cooper. “The meeting was fairly small with only ten participants, including the congressman,” said Castaldini. “I introduced myself as a NATCA controller at TRI, and we talked about the TRI City Airport, mask mandates in Nashville, and COVID-19 news. I thanked the congressman for his continued support for our organization. Overall, it was a great experience, and I was glad to be a part of it.”

The FAA’s latest episode of “The Air Up There” podcast features NATCA Washington Center (ZDC) member Chris Keyes discuss...
10/18/2020

The FAA’s latest episode of “The Air Up There” podcast features NATCA Washington Center (ZDC) member Chris Keyes discussing how the puzzle pieces fit together in a cross-country flight — from takeoff to cruising altitude and back down. An orchestra of more than 14,000 air traffic controllers, in unison with pilots and airport personnel, creates a symphony of flights moving safely and efficiently across the nation while faced with a variety of constraints like weather, construction and heavy traffic areas.
https://www.faa.gov/podcasts/the_air_up_there/?file=2020-09-25-004.mp3&permalink

UPDATE: While the COVID-19 national emergency has stopped most activities everywhere in our country, NATCA members conti...
10/17/2020

UPDATE: While the COVID-19 national emergency has stopped most activities everywhere in our country, NATCA members continue to provide essential service to flights across more than 29 million square miles of airspace. Air traffic controllers are a vital part of the fight against this disease, helping move necessary goods and emergency and medical supplies and equipment and even people, coast to coast, city to city. Otherwise — as all NATCA’s members know — we’re seeing dramatically less traffic in the NAS.

Do you recognize this NATCA leader behind her mask? Here’s a hint: she’s the Northwest Mountain Region representative on...
10/17/2020

Do you recognize this NATCA leader behind her mask? Here’s a hint: she’s the Northwest Mountain Region representative on the National Legislative Committee, and a member of the Professional Standards Committee. Reply with a comment if you know who this is! #MaskedHeroes

Do you recognize this NATCA leader behind his mask? Here’s a hint: he’s Central Region Alternate Regional Vice President...
10/16/2020

Do you recognize this NATCA leader behind his mask? Here’s a hint: he’s Central Region Alternate Regional Vice President and FacRep at Kansas City Center (ZKC). Reply with a comment if you know who this is! #MaskedHeroes

National Safety Committee Chairman Steve Hansen represented NATCA on the Sept. 17 ATCA Tech Symposium panel entitled, “S...
10/16/2020

National Safety Committee Chairman Steve Hansen represented NATCA on the Sept. 17 ATCA Tech Symposium panel entitled, “Safety in an Ever-Evolving Aerospace System.” The panel explored challenges to ensuring the safe operations of emerging vehicles as well as ideas on how to integrate them with the other traffic in the National Airspace System (NAS). https://www.natca.org/2020/10/06/richardson-hansen-represent-natca-at-atca-tech-symposium/

Even though we cannot meet in person, we know continued learning is of vital importance. We hope that you will take this...
10/15/2020

Even though we cannot meet in person, we know continued learning is of vital importance. We hope that you will take this opportunity to learn more about your Union, your rights, and how you can become more active in the areas that interest you. Here’s the upcoming schedule.

Register: https://portal.natca.org/Events.aspx
Full schedule and class descriptions: https://www.natca.org/academy/

A silent auction is now open through the end of October to raise money for NCF and the American Foundation for Suicide P...
10/15/2020

A silent auction is now open through the end of October to raise money for NCF and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). NATCA members, friends, and family can bid on a wide selection of great items. https://e.givesmart.com/events/hTg/i/_All/#itemb3Ta

UPDATE: While the COVID-19 national emergency has stopped most activities everywhere in our country, NATCA members conti...
10/14/2020

UPDATE: While the COVID-19 national emergency has stopped most activities everywhere in our country, NATCA members continue to provide essential service to flights across more than 29 million square miles of airspace. Air traffic controllers are a vital part of the fight against this disease, helping move necessary goods and emergency and medical supplies and equipment and even people, coast to coast, city to city. Otherwise — as all NATCA’s members know — we’re seeing dramatically less traffic at all facilities.

It recently was #NationalTechiesDay. NATCA members operating the National Airspace System (NAS) are enabled and supporte...
10/14/2020
NATCA Celebrates National Techies Day - NATCA

It recently was #NationalTechiesDay. NATCA members operating the National Airspace System (NAS) are enabled and supported by the efforts of quite a few people who get REALLY excited about technology. We depend on techies and the technology they develop to run the safest and most efficient NAS in the world. NATCA National NextGen Representative Adam Rhodes is one of these techies. Get to know the role he plays and some of the exciting projects he’s working on and challenges he’s facing.
https://www.natca.org/2020/10/07/natca-celebrates-national-techies-day/

It recently was National Techies Day. NATCA members operating the National Airspace System (NAS) are enabled and supported by the efforts of quite a few people who get REALLY excited about technology. We depend on techies and […]

On Sept. 24, 2020, NATCA and the Agency signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) concerning the Agency’s Child Care Su...
10/13/2020

On Sept. 24, 2020, NATCA and the Agency signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) concerning the Agency’s Child Care Subsidy Program. The MOU increases the total family income amounts under which the Agency will subsidize childcare costs for eligible employees. Effective Oct. 1, 2020, the Agency will subsidize eligible employees’ childcare costs according to the following scale. Download the MOU here:https://www.natca.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Childcare-Subsidy-Income-Level-MOU_092420.pdf

Even though we cannot meet in person, we know continued learning is of vital importance. We hope that you will take adva...
10/13/2020

Even though we cannot meet in person, we know continued learning is of vital importance. We hope that you will take advantage of the opportunities offered by NATCA Academy Virtual Learning courses to learn more about your Union, your rights, and how you can become more active in the areas that interest you.

Register: https://portal.natca.org/Events.aspx
Full schedule and class descriptions: https://www.natca.org/academy/

Pictured here is Washington Center (ZDC) member Anthony Hughes, who helps teach the safety webinars. Hughes also serves as NATCA en route Rep for the Eastern Service Area (ESA) Event Review Committee (ERC) and is the Eastern Region Safety Rep.

As a result of the rescheduling of NATCA’s 18th Biennial Convention in Houston (May 25-27, 2021) the time period to subm...
10/12/2020

As a result of the rescheduling of NATCA’s 18th Biennial Convention in Houston (May 25-27, 2021) the time period to submit proposed amendments to the NATCA Constitution and/or resolutions for consideration at the Convention has been extended to 11:59 p.m. EST on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. In accord with Article XIV, Section 1 of the NATCA Constitution, this new date for the submission of proposed amendments is 120 days prior to the beginning of the Convention (Tuesday, May 25, 2021).

As a reminder, all proposed amendments are required to be sent to Executive Vice President Trish Gilbert ([email protected]) for submission to the National Constitution Committee.

All proposed amendments already submitted will remain in consideration at Convention provided the author is still a member in good standing. There is no need to re-submit any previously submitted timely amendments. The Constitution Committee will create a new booklet that will be mailed out to all members following the Jan. 25, 2021 deadline.

Members with questions about this process should contact their Constitution Committee representative or NATCA General Counsel Marguerite L. Graf ([email protected]).

The Hatch Act prohibits employees from soliciting, accepting, or receiving political contributions at all times. Even wh...
10/12/2020

The Hatch Act prohibits employees from soliciting, accepting, or receiving political contributions at all times. Even when employees are off duty and away from the workplace, they may not fundraise for a political party, candidate for partisan political office, or partisan political group. For example, the Hatch Act prohibits an employee from sending or forwarding an e-mail that solicits political contributions, even when the employee is at home and off duty.

On social media, federal employees should not “like,” “share,” or “retweet” a solicitation for political contributions or respond in any way that would tend to encourage other readers to contribute. Federal employees should not post about one’s own political contributions, because that would tend to encourage others to contribute.

Do you recognize this NATCA leader behind his mask? Here’s a hint: he’s an engineer in the Northwest Mountain Region, a ...
10/11/2020

Do you recognize this NATCA leader behind his mask? Here’s a hint: he’s an engineer in the Northwest Mountain Region, a member of NATCA’s Historical Committee, and Region X Alternate Regional Vice President. Reply with a comment if you know who this is! #MaskedHeroes

Daniel Bird, a member and controller at Los Angeles Center (ZLA), made a suggestion in response to a 2018 NATCA contest ...
10/11/2020

Daniel Bird, a member and controller at Los Angeles Center (ZLA), made a suggestion in response to a 2018 NATCA contest soliciting ideas: If air traffic control students could become proficient at En Route Automation Modernization (ERAM) keyboarding skills before going to the ERAM laboratory at the FAA Academy, they would be in a position to get so much more out of the lab and be able to focus on higher level skills. As a result, the FAA assisted in development of two new mobile apps that help air traffic control trainees familiarize themselves with ERAM and STARS keyboards anywhere there is WiFi. https://medium.com/faa/oh-my-stars-new-keyboard-apps-for-controllers-aid-trainees-1db63245882c

Do you recognize this NATCA leader behind his mask? Here’s a hint: he’s the local Vice President at Des Moines ATCT (DSM...
10/10/2020

Do you recognize this NATCA leader behind his mask? Here’s a hint: he’s the local Vice President at Des Moines ATCT (DSM). Reply with a comment if you know who this is! #MaskedHeroes

ICYMI the AFL-CIO featured in its daily e-newsletter our NATCA Academy Virtual Learning, uplifting NATCA as an example o...
10/10/2020

ICYMI the AFL-CIO featured in its daily e-newsletter our NATCA Academy Virtual Learning, uplifting NATCA as an example of union brothers and sisters continuing to train leaders during the pandemic:

The coronavirus pandemic may have changed the way the AFL-CIO and union affiliates train our members, but it hasn’t stopped the labor movement’s commitment to ensuring our leaders and members have the information we need to build worker power on and off the job. The National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) is continuing its training program with online courses that keep its members informed. While some of its courses are not new, the pandemic has given NATCA the ability to offer new and popular courses to many more members. Cher Oxenburg, a NATCA member and instructor based in Atlanta (Atlanta Center, ZTL), is leading safety webinars for her sisters, brothers and friends in the union. “By being active in NATCA, members get a better understanding of the intricate part our union plays in keeping the National Airspace System safe,” she explained.
https://www.natca.org/2020/09/16/natca-virtual-academy-series-safety/?link_id=4&can_id=6081551e0fc448568b94b0422bd78722&source=email-subject-541&email_referrer=email_927015&email_subject=standing-up-for-ourselves-and-each-other

10/10/2020
Unum - Group voluntary long term disability insurance

Each week, NATCA holds a prize drawing from the members who have signed up for the Unum long-term disability insurance. This week, we would like to congratulate Broomfield Jefferson County ATCT (BJC) member Gina Gardner and Los Angeles Center (ZLA) member Christopher Hay.

Congratulations Gina and Chris. Thank you for supporting and participating in this important NATCA benefit. Members not enrolled should sign up today to participate and to be entered into upcoming drawings. natcadisability.com

Procrastination has its place…but not when it involves coverage for your family and your loved ones!   Take a look Still have questions…call our toll-free administrator hot-line 866-309-0304.

We continue to highlight our union sisters and brothers who are also essential workers during the COVID-19 national emer...
10/09/2020

We continue to highlight our union sisters and brothers who are also essential workers during the COVID-19 national emergency. Today we thank our union siblings of the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU).

OPEIU was chartered in 1945 and with more than 104,000 members (representing 110,000 employees), it’s one of the larger unions of the AFL-CIO. OPEIU has locals in every state, Puerto Rico and Canada. The union also represents more than 14,000 nurses and healthcare professionals and continues to push for measures that protect the health of those working on the front lines of our healthcare system. This year OPEIU is proud to celebrate 75 years of fighting for economic justice.

Learn more about what OPEIU is doing to for its members and essential workers during these trying times: https://www.opeiu.org/Home/COVID-19OutbreakResources.aspx

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VOTE TRUMP OUT IN NOVEMBER - HE’S A GRIM REAPER. TRAITOR, DICTATOR, ETC. 1.Trump the GRIM REAPER. Trump is responsible for hundreds of thousands of American deaths from the Covid 19 virus because he should have taken serious steps to get it under control, as other advanced nations have. At first he wanted to get the economy going rather than save lives, because that was his selling point for re-election. Now he is simply letting people die as cannon fodder TO SCARE PEOPLE FROM VOTING. His actions or lack thereof are “QUASI-GENOCIDAL ”, in that causing massive deaths by withdrawal of food supplies or water or emergency medical care or disease prevention is immoral and criminal. An example of this pattern was Stalin’s appropriation of Ukrainian grain in the 1930’s, which caused the death of millions of Ukrainians. 2. Trump the TRAITOR. Trump made a bargain with the devil, being Russia’s Putin, after they enabled the rebuilding of his fortune, such as it is, by way of investing in and financing his business interests. Some of this is on the record but complex, and much more is hidden in banking and tax records not available. In exchange for that and their help in getting him elected in 2016, Russia has had a free ride in their aggressions. If he got tough with Russia they would expose him and pull the rug on his house of cards business empire, which has excessive debt he can never repay 3. Trump uses and ABUSES HIS POWERS for personal and political gain only, treating this country and its 330 million people as a fiefdom.or real estate property. He ignores the Constitution at every turn. 4. Trump the LIAR. Almost every time Trump speaks, he lies, tens of thousands of lies during his Presidency. He has no credibility. For example, if he announces a Covid vaccine shortly before the election, people would be skeptical and not want to chance taking it. 5. Trump the RACIST. Beyond being a white supremacist, Trump uses racism to divide the country, exploiting racial fears and prejudices to carve out support from working class white people who are ironically being stepped on just like minorities. 6. He is a misogynist and disrespects women’s rights and family values including childcare and moral decency. 7. He PROMOTES VIOLENCE and DOMESTIC TERRORISM, including prompting his minions to amplify violence at street protests, caused by his own policies, and then blaming Democrats as a new distraction from the Covid. 8. He has NO EMPATHY, for the dead or dying victims of the Covid, of racial murders, of domestic terrorist murders, or of the millions losing their jobs or homes or going hungry. 9. He chips away at democracy one step at a time and is now pretty much a DICTATOR. But if he wins another time, he will become very much a dictator. He has trampled on and ignored the Constitution. 10 He has assumed legislative authority from Congress, legislating by EXECUTIVE FIAT. 11. He is PACKING THE COURTS, so that the judiciary would only be a rubber stamp of approval for his actions, right or wrong. 12. He pursues VOTER SUPPRESSION in many ways, in order to steal his and other elections. 13. He has openly stated his intention to DESTROY SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE, a shocking plan that would leave people on the streets, ill and hungry. 14. He has appointed acting cabinet members and other officials to CIRCUMVENT the required Senate APPROVAL PROCESS. 15. He has developed a dangerous CULT following via his bellicose salesmanship- not unlike Hitler’s, which could lead to MAJOR CIVIL UNREST whether he wins or loses the election. 16. He STONEWALLS or outright refuses to comply with CONGRESSIONAL OVERSIGHT.. 17. He is essentially a CRIMINAL, with a lifetime trail of FRAUD, business and TAX CHEATING. 18. He is INCOMPETENT, aside from all else, and could not succeed in running the country in any case, as he lacks the concentration, doesn’t read, and has NO WORK ETHIC. 19. He has gone BANKRUPT several times It is no surprise how he has MISMANAGED THE ECONOMY 20. Trump has the personality of a SCHOOLYARD BULLY, and a nasty temper, no negotiating or diplomatic skills. 21. Has been described as like a MOB BOSS, demanding ABSOLUTE LOYALTY and no dissenting opinions from his staff. But he has no loyalty to his staff, whom he fires at will by tweet. 22. Trump will STOP AT NOTHING TO WIN, INCLUDING SABOTAGING THE POSTAL SERVICE to keep people from voting by mail, though this would create havoc in all the other ways mail is vital to Americans, He is likely to refuse to leave office if he loses the election, just like the dictator he already is in a sense. 23. Trump’s 2017 TAX CUT was a TRILLION DOLLAR GIFT TO HIS RICH FRIENDS and himself, with unusual SPECIAL CHANGES TO THE TAX CODE FAVORING HIS REAL ESTATE PROPERTIES 24. Trump opposes even minimal gun control laws, such as background checks and limits to military grade weapons. 25. Trump endangers the environment, creating negative climate changes and health issues. 26. Trump has diminished our place as a world leader in democratic ideals and as a bulwark against Russian and other threats to world peace, and made America under Trump a laughing stock. 27. Trump has not “drained the swamp” as he pretended he would, but has brought corruption to the worst level in our history. 28. Trump has made a joke out of his “Build A Wall” program, proving it impossible to build and easy for people to get over or around. He and his wealthy corporate donors have actually tacitly supported and used illegal immigrants to keep wages down on American workers. 29. Trump has fought in court and otherwise to eliminate Obamacare and pre-existing conditions, the safety net for millions of Americans, and failed to combat high prescription drug prices. 30. Our economy is in the worst state since the Great Depression of almost 100 years ago. It is not an asterisk incidental to a temporary glitch from a virus, but rather a direct result of his deliberate decision to ignore the disease he perceived as a threat to his re-election - which had the effect of both worsening the economy and the pandemic. We now suffer the compound damage of a worsening economy and pandemic, not to mention intense civil unrest. . In short, Trump played the country as a personal project under his control, holding our welfare hostage to his re-election campaign, which has been his main focus since taking office. Imagine what would happen to our Democracy and our chance to return to normalcy if he wins the election in November. This is why it is so vital that we all vote. If, as it has been said, only 60% of the electorate voted in 2016, and most of the nonvoting 40% were arguably would-be Democrat voters - let’s say 3 out of 4, then 60% of all potential voters were Democrats and Hillary would have won by a 60-40 landslide. That works out, on a sample of 100, to about 30 of the first 60, plus 30 the missing 40, for a total of 60 of 100. Think of it, people, with all the voter suppression, cheating and Russian interference, Democrats would still have won handily with a greater turnout. SO, WHAT TO DO?. VOTE LIKE YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT, WHICH FOR SOME PEOPLE IT DOES, AND FOR THE REST OF OUR LIVES AND THAT OF OUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN, AND FOR THE FUTURE OF THIS COUNTRY. IT HAS TO BE TAKEN VERY SERIOUSLY. SO VOTE EARLY, ORGANIZE AND HELP YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS AND VOTE. YOU SNOOZE YOU LOSE. OK TO SHARE
So you can get covid by talking to airplanes or sitting in the breakroom. but your immune when eating lunch? or getting a haircut is that correct?
When the BLM shirt was originally on sale you clarified where the money was going to. I believe it was to Black Girls Code. Can you update on where the money goes to now? Most of us DO NOT support the BLM organization but of course support the black lives matter message. This would put at ease a lot of tension growing within the members (just read the comments... Or not they're awful). Thanks
Well, COVID did away with any vacation plans I had this year. I have cancelled everything I can, but I have a dinner reservation that can't be cancelled. I have dinner reservations for two in Chicago September 15th at 6:30 at Topolobampo. It is a Michelin star restaurant and perfect for a dinner date. If you are interested let me know and I will transfer the reservation to you. It is already paid in full minus gratuity and beverages.
I have a question. How to ARTCC controllers get their delay information passed on? Back in the day (I retired from ZDC in 2008) and it was still being done on paper, to OS, TMU. Thanks in advance for this and all you still do.
I'd like to know why the state requires essential employees (includes air traffic controllers) to wear a mask at work, but you guys or the FAA say it's not mandatory?
Take what you can use from this... 😁🙄🙄
From Hawai’i but applies everywher. Our NATCA family coul be part of the first wave. If the Government deems you an essential worker -starting with medical and first responders and their support staff- you should have the option of staying in one of our dying-for-business local hotels. I said OPTION. Go home and visit in a safe way if you want but be able to relax and sleep in an isolated environment where you’re not sharing furniture and facilities with others. Reduce risk for families/community/roommates and inject Government money into the economy, which we have to do anyway. Let’s start with the state and hopefully it becomes a national program. Any worker deemed essential, regardless of who they work for should be allowed to do the same but let’s start with those most likely to come into direct contact with the infected. Let’s get Governor David Ige to start here in Hawai’i. Start by filling Trump hotels to appropriate occupancy. That will get his attention and national press and he’ll be all for it. Gotta do whatever it takes. If you think this is a good idea, please share with someone who has the ear of someone who has the ear of somebody “important.”