Airport Workers Warn Aviation Security System 'Will Be Crippled' If Federal Shutdown Drags OnAs the longest government shutdown in U.S. history moved into its 34th day on Thursday, three labor unions were warning the nation’s entire aviation security system could soon break down under the pressure.
Shutdown Affecting O'Hare Traffic Controllers Dan Carrico of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association says his O'Hare staff is working without pay and they are without critical support staff that keep the system running, people who work quality control, mapping and training.
Durbin Wants To Resume Sequester TalksSen. Dick Durbin wants talks to resume quickly, and in earnest, on a compromise that will put an end to the sequester, and the cuts that are taking place.
A 'Dead Man Switch' For Air Traffic ControllersThe nation’s railroads have used something called a “dead man switch” as a crucial safety device. Now there are calls for something similar in airport traffic control towers.