Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO) (link to website)
The Teamsters Airline Division has formed an alliance with the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO) to work together on issues that affect their members and the airline industry as a whole.
PATCO, headquartered in Stuart, Florida, represents contract tower air traffic controllers, including the former PATCO strikers fired by President Reagan in 1981. PATCO represents contract towers throughout the United States and is in the process of organizing other towers in the U.S. and internationally. PATCO has been in the business of air traffic control for over 40 years. The Alliance agreement calls for the two organizations to identify projects and issues of common concern on which they can collaborate. Visit the PATCO website.