Air traffic controllers union sues Trump administration over pay

This is William Striffler’s paycheck.

(CNBC) — The union that represents air traffic controllers in the United States is suing the Trump administration over frozen pay during the shutdown.

That is according to CNBC

Federal Aviation Administration’s air traffic controllers are among the 420,000 federal employees who have been deemed essential and have been ordered to work without pay during the shutdown.

Friday was the first payday for employees where they did not get pay.

The suit, filed by the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, alleges the government “unlawfully deprived” thousands of air traffic controllers of pay “without due process.”

The National Air Traffic Controllers Association represents some 19,000 FAA employees, which includes 14,000 air traffic controllers.

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