CWA to Lose Air Traffic Workers if Congress Doesn’t Agree on Budget
By Patrick Lynn
Services at Central Wisconsin Airport could soon be on the chopping block.
With a deadline of March 1 looming, some $600 million in air traffic control services at more than 100 airports could be cut by the Federal Aviation Administration if Congress doesn’t agree on a budget.
Officials from CWA say the airport will not close even if Congress doesn’t act on a budget. Air traffic services would be handled by controllers at Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport instead of locally, which would mean increased delays for passengers.
The FAA says overnight shifts at 60 facilities could also be eliminated.
Chippewa Valley Regional, Kenosha Regional, Southern Wisconsin Regional, La Crosse Municipal, Lawrence J. Timmerman, and Wittman Regional airports could also be affected.
The full list of locations that could lose air traffic control can be found here.