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Friday, June 23, 2017

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on FAA Privatization Bill

WASHINGTON — 

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders issued the following statement on the FAA privatization bill released Thursday:

“AFSCME is strongly opposed to inefficient and risky efforts to privatize the nation’s air traffic control operations. Air traffic safety must be our chief concern and that requires responsible governmental control and continued strong oversight. AFSCME cannot support the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization legislation now pending in the House of Representatives.

“The bill, as introduced, has the potential to threaten safe and efficient air travel for many Americans, to significantly weaken the economy, and to harm the committed federal workforce that is dedicated to the safe and efficient aviation all Americans deserve and expect. Congress must reject this risky plan.”

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