Air Traffic Controllers Union Warns There Won’t Be “Any Controllers Left” If Shutdown Goes On For Months

The Rising reports:

A National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) official warned Tuesday that if the partial government shutdown continues for another few months, there won’t be any workers left, citing many cannot sustain working without due pay.

“If this thing were to drag on for two months, three months, maybe even six; what would the effects be for the American public?” said Eddie Delisle, a regional Vice President of NATCA Northwest Mountain region.

“There won’t be controllers left,” Delisle said. “I, for one, could not sustain six months, a year without a paycheck — I don’t know too many people that could, so you’re looking at an air controller here that would resign,” he continued.