Air traffic controllers working without pay sue over shutdown

The National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) sued the federal government Friday because its members are working without pay during the government shutdown.

The lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia on day 21 of the shutdown.

The suit claims the government is in violation of the Fifth Amendment because it “unlawfully deprived NATCA members of their earned wages without due process,” according to a press release. The association is requesting a hearing on its motion for a temporary restraining order against the government.

The Hill

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Shelly Jo Jacobs

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