AFA International President Sara Nelson and NATCA's Dan McCabe joins CNN's Don Lemon to discuss how safety and security is at stake as the government shutdown continues.
Aviation union leaders issued a dire warning yesterday, urging the government to end the now 34-day shutdown immediately as they claim air-travel safety is 'deteriorating by the day'. In a joint statement, Paul Rinaldi, the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) president - along with Air Line Pilots Association president Joe DePete, and Sara Nelson of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA - expressed a 'growing concern for the safety and security of our members, airlines and the traveling public due to the shutdown.' The three union bodies, who help to represent more than 130,000 aviation workers, said major airports were already seeing security checkpoints closing - with more expected in the coming days.
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