Viewed 152 TimesProfessional Air Traffic Controllers Organization Strike and Similarities Today
The actions of the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization have continued to have an effect on controllers well past the 1980?s. The FAA has continued to abuse their power and failed to negotiate with controllers since then. As the United States federal aviation system continues to grow, something must be done to boost morale within the people that control it all. To understand why the new air traffic controllers union, NATCA, is battling yet again with the FAA, one must understand... [Read More]
PATCO represents the FCT Air Traffic Controllers that work at Glacier Park, Montana. The Contractor at this tower is SERCO, an international employer for many of the ATC facilities on the west coast of the USA.
There were some internal safety issues at Glacier Park, Montana that SERCO would not move on. The PATCO Local Rep and others got involved, OSHA appeared on the scene, and things started to change for the better.
Way to go PATCO at Glacier Park, Montana.............
Air Traffic Controllers at two towers vote PATCO in......
By a unanimous decision (100%), the Air Traffic Controllers at Aguadilla and Isla Grande, Puerto Rico Control Tower have voted PATCO in as their Union Representative. These secret elections were conducted by the NLRB on site at the facilities.
The FCT Contractor at these two (2) towers is RVA /CI 2 Aviation. Contract negotiations will take place in the near future.
Viewed 88 TimesPATCO receives response over pay disparity
U.S. Department of Labor
Employment Standards Administration Wage and Hour Division Washington, D.C. 20210
July 21, 2008
Mr. Ron Taylor
Stuart, Florida 34997
Dear Mr. Taylor:
This response is to acknowledge receipt of your June 16, 2008 letter requesting a review and reconsideration of rates for Air Traffic Control Specialists, Terminal issued on McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act wage determinations. Specifically, you believe Air Traffic Control Special... [Read More]
PATCO President, Ron Taylor and Capt. David Bourne, Director of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Airline Line Division (IBTAD) have signed an Alliance agreement to work together regarding issues of common concern affecting their members.
PATCO believes that this alliance will be especially beneficial to all air traffic controllers and is looking forward to a long and successful relationship with IBTAD.
Details of how this new alliance will benefit all PATCO members will be forth... [Read More]
Although not a factor in this accident, Safety Board investigators noted that the non-angled ATCT windows in OPF?s temporary ATCT reflected interior ATCT cab equipment lighting at night, which made visually discerning aircraft on the airport challenging.
Because of the ATCT?s height and location, visibility at night was further hampered by vehicular traffic... [Read More]
Published: Sunday, January 18, 2009 8:40 AM CST
By LYNNETTE HINTZE/Daily Inter Lake
Airport caught between old, new technology
Glacier Park International Airport is working toward getting a radar system for its air-control tower, but like many small airports without radar has found itself in transition between existing and emerging technology.
And ultimately it's the Federal Aviation Administration's decision as to when the airport will get radar... [Read More]
On June 12, 2009, PATCO filed a Safety and Hazard Notice with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The employer that is responsible for the safety of his employees at this FAA contract tower is Robinson Aviation (RVA).
The subject of concern is the ?personal safety? of the air traffic controllers that have been working in a make shift temporary travel trailer tower. This temporary tower / tr... [Read More]
Brother Stewart Lane, Air Traffic Controller and PATCO union facility representative who worked at Tyler, Texas was wrongfully terminated by Robinson Aviation, Inc. (RVA) in July 2009 while still in the hospital recovering from an operation. This unbelievable action by the employer was totally unjustified, irresponsible, and is being challenged by the Union on many legal fronts.
Air Traffic Controllers at San Luis Obispo, California vote 100% for PATCO Union representation.
After weeks of constant propaganda, misinformation and the hiring of a
professional ?Union Buster? consulting firm by SERCO Management Services,
Inc. (SERCO), the air traffic controllers have voted for PATCO as their
bargaining unit representative.
PATCO is the first union to represent any controlle... [Read More]
Director Addresses PATCO on 30th Anniversary of Strike
http://http://www.patco81.com/PATCO-...lack-Bkgnd.JPGMarking the 30th anniversary of the assault on organized labor when then over 13,000 air traffic controllers were fired for striking over better working conditions and wages, Airline Division Director David Bourne addressed the PATCO (Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization) as the keynote speaker at their... [Read More]
In The Matter Of Arbitration Between SERCO & PATCO
Arbitrator Rules in Favor of the Union
PATCO Controller Wins job back to San Luis Obispo, CA (SBP)
The PATCO bargaining unit employee and Union Facility Rep. who was unjustly fired by SERCO at the San Luis Obispo Tower, CA (SBP), on April 5, 2012, has been awarded full reinstatement with compensation for lost earnings and other benefits.
Note: San Luis Obispo Tower is an FAA Con... [Read More]
Viewed 56 TimesAdvice on the Tower Performance Verification (PV)
The Performance Verification, or better known as the PV, is given to all FAA Academy students at the end of their air traffic control training. There are different scenarios for tower, TRACON, and EnRoute. The following is a prior students description and advice of the PV he took. All academy students must pass the PV to complete their training in Oklahoma City. If you cannot pass the PV, you will be let go. If you fail it the first time, you get to re-take the test one more time. This student... [Read More]
All six (6) of the Contract Tower Controllers working at West Trenton New Jersey Air Traffic Control Tower are members of PATCO, making it the first facility to become 100% PATCO union members. http://i441.photobucket.com/albums/q...ntontower1.jpg
PATCO web site @ PATCO:::Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization
Viewed 49 TimesFCT Controllers represented by PATCO - BENEFITS UP
The Federal Contract Tower Program has union representation that beats all others! PATCO. Employer paid sick leave and the removal of At-will firing is only the beginning. More info at: http://www.patco81.com/
"Protecting the Rights of Air Traffic Controllers"
PATCO (In alliance with the Teamsters Airline Division http://teamsterair.org/)
Western Region VP
FCT Controllers represented by PATCO - BENEFITS UP... [Read More]
Viewed 56 TimesContract Towers in OMB's Sights....
FAA Extension on Tuesday
by Kathryn A Wolfe, CQ Roll Call Staff
In today's take: A clean FAA extension will be on the House floor Tuesday, but it may be the last one; House T&I may be eyeing a Feb. 2 markup date for the surface transportation bill; the administration's fiscal 2013 budget may contain cuts to the contract tower program; and more.
A programming note: Today, we are improving Executive Briefing – Transportation by adding Federal Register documents related to this topic.... [Read More]
Viewed 66 TimesAir Traffic Controller Fired While In Hospital
September 17, 2009
A PATCO Air Traffic Controller who worked at Tyler, Texas was terminated by Robinson Aviation, Inc. (RVA) in July 2009 while still in the hospital recovering from an operation. This unbelievable action by the employer was totally unjustified, irresponsible, and will be challenged by the Union. The controller who is also the union facility representative at the tower, has since recovered from the operation, and is currently in good health.