Childhood cancer patients demonstrate indestructible attitude and spirit while battling their life-threatening illness. That’s why the hearty snowdrop flower is the symbol of the Houston-based Snowdrop Foundation, and why the organization caught the attention of the NATCA Charitable Foundation (NCF). NCF has made Snowdrop one of the four charities that will benefit from money it raises as part of NATCA’s 18th Biennial Convention in Houston (May 27-29, 2020).
Check out snowdropfoundation.org to learn more, and stay tuned for more soon about this charity, the important work it does in assisting patients and families, and how you can get involved. NATCA supports the organization’s mission of providing scholarships for college-bound pediatric cancer patients and childhood cancer survivors while raising awareness and funding for continued research to cure childhood cancer.
In an astounding achievement for labor union organizing and solidarity, the local chapter of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) at Washington Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC; ZDC) has become a 100 percent NATCA facility, meaning all 379 NATCA-represented air traffic controllers and other aviation safety professionals who work there have chosen to be dues-paying NATCA members.
ZDC, sometimes also referred to as Washington Center, is the first regional center and largest facility in the National Airspace System (NAS) to have all of its NATCA-represented employees become members of the Union.
“We are proud to represent each of our members who – through NATCA – have a strong voice to improve both their workplaces and their aviation safety professions. But what Washington Center has accomplished is truly remarkable and groundbreaking and has raised the bar for what is possible when we are unified in solidarity,” said NATCA President Paul Rinaldi. “The men and women of ZDC have earned a special place in the 32-year history of NATCA and we are so excited for them and for our entire Union!”