A Scramble to Add Air Traffic Controllers
By EILENE ZIMMERMAN
LIKE many other air traffic controllers, Michael Pearson was hired by the Federal Aviation Administration in the early 1980s to help replace more than 10,000 striking air traffic controllers who were fired en masse by President Ronald Reagan.These days he works in the control tower at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. But he may soon become part of an exodus of controllers from the work force, a legacy of those departures nearly three decades ago.
Golly gee... maybe that mass firing wasn't such a good idea after all... but hey, the GOP never makes any mistakes... yeahright