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2016TentativeCBA

A quarterly publication of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association

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2016 CBA Tentati ve Agreement Page 1 of 217 PREAMBLE The Parties agree that air traffic controllers and traffic management coordinators/specialists serve in a unique, complex and safety critical occupation. This Collective Bargaining Agreement is designed to improve working conditions for air traf fic controllers, traffic management coordinators/specialists and US NOTAM Office (USNOF) specialists, facilitate the amicable resolution of disputes between the Parties and contribute to the growth, efficiency and prosperity of the safest and most effectiv e air traffic control system in the world. The true measure of our success will not be the number of disagreements we resolve, but rather the trust, honor and integrity with which the Parties jointly administer this Agreement. ARTICLE 1 PARTIES TO THE AG REEMENT Section 1. This Agreement is made by and between the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, AFL - CIO (hereinafter "the Union"), and the Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation (hereinafter "the Agency"). The Union and t he Agency are referred to collectively herein as "the Parties." ARTICLE 2 UNION RECOGNITION AND REPRESENTATION Section 1. The Agency hereby recognizes the Union as the exclusive bargaining representative of Air Traffic Control Specialists located in term inal and en route facilities, as certified by the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) on June 19, 1987 ( Appendix XX ). The Agency also recognizes the Union as the exclusive bargaining representative of Traffic Management Coordinators/Specialists in ter minal and en route facilities and the Air Traffic Control System Command Center (ATCSCC), as certified by the FLRA on May 25, 2000 (Appendix XX ), NOTAM Specialists at the ATCSCC, as certified by the FLRA on March 23, 1999 (Appendix XX ), and Air Traffic Con trol Specialist assigned to the Flight Service option, as certified by the FLRA on September 4, 2008 (Appendix XX ). Section 2. If the bargaining unit(s) described in Section 1 is/are amended to include other employees, those employees shall be covered b y this Agreement. Section 3. The Union may designate one (1) Principal Facility Representative and one (1) designee for each facility. Only the Principal Facility Representative and/or a designee may deal with the Air Traffic Manager and/or a designee. Th e Union may designate one (1) representative and one (1) designee for each team, crew, group or area, including the NOTAM Office and the traffic management unit, as appropriate in each facility. On each tour of duty, the Union may designate one (1) represe ntative to deal with first and second - level supervisors. At the tour representative's option, he/she may designate an alternate to act on his/her behalf in dealing with first and second - level supervisors. The Union may designate one (1) National Flight S ervice Representative and one (1) Alternate National Flight Service Representative. The designation of all Agency and Union representatives shall be in writing.

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