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Fallen Brother

Bob Poli

 



Former PATCO President, Bob Poli passed away on September 15, 2014. Bob was the leader of the Union during the nationwide strike against an autocratic employer (FAA) , on August 3, 1981.   Bob was 78 at his passing.

"Lest We Should Ever Forget"
 

 

Settlement Agreement approved by the Regional Director of Region 31 of the National Labor Relations Board in Cases 31-CA-096710, 31-CA-095711 and 31-CA-100989.

 

 

PATCO Controller Wins job back at San Luis Obispo, CA (SBP)

Back in April 2012, SERCO terminated a PATCO veteran air traffic controller who worked at San Luis Obispo, CA.  This unjust firing by the Company revolved around the time period when the controller was on a legally entitled California meal break.

The Union took the case to arbitration, and on March 20, 2013 the Arbitrator ruled against SERCO.  The controller was awarded full reinstatement back to the facility, with compensation for lost earnings and other benefits.

 

NATCA Flip Flops .....

 

The Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization, Inc. (PATCO) represents many air traffic controllers that work at FAA contract towers, and it considers them highly dedicated and professionally skilled in the service they provide to the flying public.


With that said….

For nearly 17 years NATCA fought to shut down the FAA contract tower program with the objective to force those towers and jobs back to the Federal Sector. In August 2011 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit disagreed with them, affirmed a lower court opinion and dismissed their lawsuit. See.

http://www.ca6.uscourts.gov/opinions.pdf/11a0220p-06.pdf


PATCO has always fully supported the contract tower program and the professional controllers behind the scenes. The Union will continue to work with all contractors involved to ensure that air safety is at the highest level.


 

July 18, 2012

FAA Contract Tower Audit

New Look at Tower Contractors. DOT Inspector General Calvin Scovel handed Congress an updated report that shows private contracting of airport control towers, compared with running them with higher-cost federal employees, can save $1.5 million a year per location. Lawmakers including House Transportation Chairman John Mica, R-Fla., want to expand private tower operations. But Scovel also said the FAA could boost its oversight through a safety incident reporting program at contract towers, reviewing labor hours worked to ensure contract compliance and regularly evaluating contract towers as required by Congress

 

NATCA Loses Lawsuit !

A major win for the Contract Tower Controller

Their jobs protected....

 

August 2011

COURT DISMISSES SUIT AGAINST  FAA CONTRACT TOWERS

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has affirmed a lower court opinion that dismissed a lawsuit from the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) challenging FAA’s 1993 privatization of 115 low-level activity air traffic control towers.

The ruling resolves the challenge to FAA being able to contract for air traffic services at relatively low activity towers. NATCA filed suit in 1994, and the case has been traveling back and forth between the district court and the appellate court ever since. The appellate court in August held both that NATCA lacks standing and that FAA has authority to contract for these services. FAA now has 246 towers in its contract tower program. The case has been in litigation for nearly 17 years, the appeals court noted.

 Story @  NATCA lawsuit dismissed

Court Decision @  NATCA Loss

 

Consider the following:

The dismissal of this NATCA lawsuit was a major win for the contract tower controllers.  PATCO fights to protect the rights of the controllers it represents, not to eliminate their jobs.

Contract controllers are professionals that deserve better, so if you need a Union that really cares about your job, security, future, and that will fight for your rights, PATCO is your Union.

  

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