Air traffic controllers warn of possible staffing shortage

Air traffic controllers

The president of Denver’s National Air Traffic Controllers Association warns that flyers could possibly be waiting in much longer lines intended for fewer plane tickets at the city’s airport in the event the U.S. authorities shutdown continues.

The Denver Post reports that association chief executive Josh Waggener says personnel shortages may develop in the Denver International Airport if air traffic remotes and Transportation Security Administration screeners look for other jobs or perhaps retire.

These types of federal government workers are currently operating without paydays as the shutdown gets into week 4, the greatest in U.S. background.

Waggener says about 20% of air traffic controllers are eligible to retire, plus they were currently in a 30- years low prior to the shutdown.

He admits that the bulk of his users could reach a problems stage if they will miss an additional salary.