Pilots Union Begs Trump To End Dangerous Shutdown

Inc.com reports:

In a scorchingly fact-based letter to President Trump, the Air Line Pilots Association — which represents 61,000 pilots — used simple words. Its president, Captain Joe DePete wrote:

“I am writing to urge you to take the necessary steps to immediately end the shutdown of government agencies that is adversely affecting the safety, security and efficiency of our national airspace system.”

Air traffic controllers, airspace system maintenance personnel and air marshals are working unpaid. By writing directly to the president — and merely copying congressional leaders — the pilots appear to be holding him responsible for the potential dangers flowing from the shutdown.

See the full letter here. The union represents pilots from all major national carriers.