air traffic controllers http://nwpr.org en Air Traffic Controllers Getting Reduced Pay Due to Shutdown http://nwpr.org/post/air-traffic-controllers-getting-reduced-pay-due-shutdown <p style="margin-bottom: 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(34, 34, 34);">For federal employees it&rsquo;s payday Tuesday, but b<span style="line-height: 1.5;">ecause of the partial government shutdown thousands of federal employees are getting a reduced paycheck.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Among them air traffic controllers at </span>Sea-Tac<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> airport who are getting paid about half of what they would normally get.</span></p><p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 23:25:33 +0000 Patricia Murphy 35762 at http://nwpr.org Air Traffic Controllers Getting Reduced Pay Due to Shutdown Control Towers At Smaller Northwest Airports Likely To Get Reprieve http://nwpr.org/post/control-towers-smaller-northwest-airports-likely-get-reprieve <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/04/042613TB_Towers_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The White House says President Obama will sign a fast-tracked Congressional bill to end the furloughs of air traffic controllers. Operators of smaller Northwest airports hope the measure also stops the planned closure of their control towers.<p>As of now, more than a dozen of the less busy airport control towers in Oregon, Washington and Idaho remain on a list to be deactivated in early June. Fri, 26 Apr 2013 22:54:26 +0000 Tom Banse 26554 at http://nwpr.org Control Towers At Smaller Northwest Airports Likely To Get Reprieve