This Week's News and Notes
Thursday, September 06, 2012

New Digital Edition of Air Traffic Controller Quarterly Now Available!

We hope you are enjoying the first issue of our new-look quarterly publication, the Air Traffic Controller.

Now available is an electronic version of the issue, using the latest in digital publishing technology. It provides a unique, fun way to enjoy our quarterly publication. Please click HERE to take a look.

We invite you to share your thoughts and future story ideas with us. Email Associate Director of Communications, Art & Design Laura Roose at or Director of Communications Doug Church at

… And if You Want to Stop Receiving a Printed Copy of the Publication at Home

We have created two ways for you to opt out of receiving future issues of the printed version of the Air Traffic Controller:

1.     Go to the NATCA Members Portal at, log in, and simply UNCHECK the box where it indicates, “receive newsletter.”

2.     Call the National Office at 800-266-0895 or 202-628-5451 and ask to speak with a Support Staff Specialist, who can update your listing in the membership database.

Upcoming Retirement Seminars

September 11 - Denver/Longmont, Colo.
September 13 - Albuquerque
September 15 - Palmdale, Calif.
September 24 - Anchorage
October 5 - Huntsville, Ala.
November 7 - Detroit/Romulus, Mich.
Nov. 16 - Cleveland
Nov. 30 - Indianapolis
Dec. 7 - Atlanta/Peachtree City, Ga.
Dec. 11 - Hauppauge/Ronkonkoma, N.Y.

We now have a new and improved process for retirement seminar registration.

When you want to register for one of the above-referenced seminars, please do so by signing on to the NATCA Portal:

Please verify the personal information listed for you including email and cell phone number. If any information is incorrect or missing, please correct or add it under the "My Profile" tab.

To register for a seminar, click the "Events" tab. Then click "2012 Retirement Seminars-Membership Registration." Complete the requested information and hit "next." When you come to the screen listing the seminars, click on the box next to the one you wish to attend, hit "next," verify your requested seminar information and then click on the "done" key. You will receive a confirmation email that your registration was complete.

Spouses and significant others are also invited to attend. Please ensure that you add them to the registration when asked if you will be bringing a guest.

For your guide to “Understanding your NATCA Federal Benefits Package,” please visit this Web site: If you attempt to register for a seminar on this site, it will automatically lead you to the NATCA Portal Web site.

If you have any questions regarding these events, registration process – or would like to have a retirement seminar take place in your area - please contact Sallie Sullivan at NATCA’s National Office by either emailing her at or calling 202-220-9803.

Do We Have Your Current Contact Information?

Visit Under the "My Profile" tab, please verify and update your address, email and cell phone number. If you have never used your NATCA Portal, there are step-by-step instructions to register on the opening page.

You can also email your current information to Cheryl Cannon at

Benefit Spotlight: Union Plus AT&T Smartphone Rebate

Support your union brothers and sisters at the only national unionized wireless provider, AT&T - AND stay informed and connected on-the-go.  

Whether you’re already a customer or thinking about switching to AT&T, now is the time to get a new smartphone. Plus you’ll save 15% on monthly AT&T voice service and most data plans.

Simply use your Union Plus Credit Card to purchase qualifying AT&T services and your new mobile device. Apply for a card (see instructions below) and Union Plus will send you up to $100!

Your rebate will cover the costs of your qualifying smartphone upgrade and one month of the qualifying data plan services up to $100. If you switch from a different wireless provider, you can use the $100 rebate to cover any cancellation fees.

Limited funding is available for these rebates, so don’t wait to take advantage.

Qualifying AT&T data add-ons:
•       Text Messaging Plans (family and individual)
•       Any DataPro Plan
•       AT&T FamilyMap/AT&T Navigator

AND when you choose AT&T, you’re supporting over 40,000 union members who work for AT&T.  Please visit this link for more details: