Nation's Birthplace, Labor's Heartbeat
NATCA's 17th Biennial Convention took place April 17-20 in Philadelphia
Rinaldi Salutes Convention Body, Membership for Making the State of the Union Strong
“We have learned from the past, we have built for the future, we have changed the way people think about us, and we have challenged the system and the status quo."
NEA RVP Iacopelli Welcomes Delegates, Members to Philadelphia
“Just like the delegates to the Constitutional Convention ... we are here to build a more perfect Union.”
NATCA Delegates Prioritize Unity, Fiscal Responsibility
The Supreme Body of NATCA considered a package of proposed amendments and resolutions that will shape the future of our Union for years to come.
100 Percent NATCA: All In!
On the last day of NATCA’s 17th Biennial Convention in Philadelphia, NATCA honored facilities that have reached 100 percent Union membership.
Promoting the General Welfare: NATCA Initiatives

The panel comprised NATCA leaders who work on behalf of NATCA members to improve all aspects of the National Airspace System as well as their benefits and well-being.
Building a More Perfect Union: Getting & Staying Involved
Noted NATCA activists sat down for an in-depth discussion on increasing passion and activism within NATCA.
Trumka Fires Up NATCA Convention Crowd
“I want every single worker in America to feel the power, the pride, the love that comes with being part of a union!”
EVP Gilbert Details History of ATC Reform Issue
Providing a thorough briefing to Convention delegates and members, Gilbert detailed the timeline of the ATC reform issue and NATCA's involvement in efforts to find a stable, predictable funding stream for the NAS.
Convention Photo Album
Thank you to our contributing photographers at the 17th Biennial Convention: NATCA members Douglas Jones (MIA), Jay Tilles (ZTL), and Johnny Temple (ZHU).
Penn State Professor Paul Clark Talks Labor Education
Dr. Clark shares the great benefits of Penn State World Campus/NATCA alliance on last day of NATCA’s 17th Biennial Convention.
NATCA Honors Members Who Have Gone Above and Beyond for Our Union
Read more about the incredible accomplishments of these sisters and brothers, who were honored with awards on April 20 on the final day of Convention:
NCF Raises More Than $76,000 at Convention!
At NATCA's 17th Biennial Convention, the NATCA Charitable Foundation (NCF) raised more than $41,000 through general donations, a wine/spirits pull, sponsorships, a 5K run/walk, a silent auction, and a convention registration and grand door prize raffle. NCF also increased payroll deductions from members by $35,000 per year after NATCA President Paul Rinaldi set the challenge of making NCF a million dollar charity. NCF now is receiving roughly $140,000 in payroll deductions. All together, this means that NCF raised more than $76,000 at convention for its important work. More details in the items below. Much of the money will go toward the local Philadelphia charities NC F has supported for the 17th Biennial Convention: Alpha Bravo Canine, Rebuilding Together Philadelphia, Big Brothers Big Sisters and Children’s Literacy Initiative .
Eye of the Tiger 5K Fun Run
NCF had 56 runners and 16 walkers register for the event that raised nearly $4,000. Read more
Snowball Express: Helping Families of America's Fallen Military Service Members
Snowball Express Program Director Buck Kern joined Gary Sinise (via videotaped message) in thanking NATCA members for their support of this important charity.
Save the Date: 18th Biennial Convention
NATCA's 18th Biennial Convention will be held in Houston May 27-29, 2020.