Brothers and Sisters,
Late Friday afternoon, the President issued three Executive Orders (EOs) affecting Federal employees and their Unions. NATCA staff joined other unions on a call with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in advance of the public release of the EOs.
OPM has advised that it will publish guidance advising agency heads how to implement these orders in the near future.
NATCA already is reviewing and analyzing these EOs to see how they affect NATCA, our members, and our CBAs. We also are working closely with other federal employee unions in order to coordinate our efforts. NATCA will spare no expense in fighting all attempts to undermine our CBAs, our members' rights, and our right to exist as a union.
In the interim, there should be no changes to any of NATCA's agreements with the FAA - local or national - nor any changes in how they are implemented. The same is true for all current practices and procedures between the parties. If you become aware of any attempts by the agency to take action to implement any of these EOs, or make any other changes, please immediately contact your FacRep and Regional Vice President.
We will continue to keep you updated as these issues evolve.