FAA Administrator Marion Blakey told media in Washington yesterday she is confident that ATC personnel will continue to perform at a high level despite the current impasse over a new labor agreement and that a slowdown or an organized spate of early retirements is "not realistic." She said controllers are "very dedicated [and] take a tremendous amount of pride" in their work and would not act in a manner contrary to their professional or financial self-interest. FAA ended negotiations with ...

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