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Men who lost family members in Max crash seek safety changes, Associated Press, July 17, 2019

Boeing to be a focus of House hearing, Politico, July 17, 2019

Airline unions take aim at foreign repair stations, Dallas Business Journal, June 28, 2019

FAA reassigns Dallas-area managers in midst of safety enforcement probe, Texas Monitor, June 27, 2019

Pressure in Washington to Reduce Foreign Maintenance Outsourcing, MRO Network, June 10, 2019

Boeing Obama a Gold Watch and 346 Dead, Corporate Crime Reporter, June 5, 2019

Inspectors say FAA pressures them to ignore critical plane problems: "The flying public needs to wake up", CBS News, May 23, 2019

Boeing's Oversight of 737 Max Drew Rebuke of FAA Unions in 2017, Bloomberg, May 14, 2019

Runway risks: Old, failing ground radars increase risk of collisions at LAX, KABC, May 4, 2019

Boeing 737 Max: FAA's outsourcing of air safety raises conflict-of-interest questions, USA Today, April 20, 2019

In the wake of Boeing 737 Max crash, questions arise over FAA oversight of jet safety, KPCC, March 28, 2019

After Boeing Crashes, Sharp Questions About Industry Regulating Itself, New York Times, March 26, 2019

‘Too cozy.’ Boeing crashes raise doubts over FAA certification. Christian Science Monitor, March 26, 2019

Congress Revisits Role It Gave Boeing to Certify 737 Jet Safety, Bloomberg, March 26, 2019

Boeing Faces New Regulatory Scrutiny, NPR, March 23, 2019

How the FAA delegated oversight to Boeing, Politico, March 22, 2019

Trump Administration Hopes New Leadership Can Calm Turbulence Roiling The FAA, NPR, March 20, 2019

Schumer To Trump: Upgrade LI's Air Traffic Control Facility, New York Patch, March 19, 2019

FAA, still suffering from shutdown, now takes reputation hit after Boeing crash, Washington Post, March 14, 2019

Viewpoint: EVV employees thankful for your support during shutdown Evansville Courier & Press, March 1, 2019

Federal employees at EVV thank the community for help during shutdown, Evansville Courier & Press, Feb. 24, 2019

Why shutdown’s impact will continue to be felt for ‘years to come’, PBS News Hour, Feb. 18, 2019

Aviation Lobby To Capitol Hill: No More Shutdowns to FAA Funding, Rotor and Wing, Feb. 14, 2019

In Shutdown's Wake, Industry Unites on FAA Funding Bill, Aviation International, Feb. 13, 2019

Another shutdown? FAA unions warn employees would leave or retire, Federal News Network, Feb. 14, 2019

NextGen may miss deadlines because of shutdown, Federal Computer Week, Feb. 13, 2019

New FAA drone rules published, Politico, Feb. 13, 2019

Government Shutdown Hearing: Modernization Threatened, Staffing Uncertain, Avionics International, Feb. 13, 2019

Another shutdown? FAA unions warn employees would leave or retire, Federal News Network, Feb. 14, 2019

In Shutdown's Wake, Industry Unites on FAA Funding Bill, Aviation International News, Feb. 13, 2019

NextGen may miss deadlines because of shutdown, Federal Computer Week, Feb. 13, 2019

New FAA drone rules published, Politico, Feb. 13, 2019

Government Shutdown Hearing: Modernization Threatened, Staffing Uncertain, Avionics International, Feb. 13, 2019

Air Safety Still Lags After U.S. Shutdown, Controllers’ Union Says  (hearing), Bloomberg, Feb. 13, 2019

Aviation Workers Caution Another Shutdown Could Affect Holiday Travel, NPR, Feb. 13, 2019

As Congress Reaches Tentative Deal To Fund Border Fencing, NE Federal Workers Breathe Sigh Of Relief, Rhode Island Public Radio, Feb. 13, 2019

Federal employees share their experience during government shutdown, KHON, Feb. 12, 2019

Local airport worker attended the State of the Union address, WOFL, Feb. 8, 2019

Video: Federal workers react to State of the Union address (chapter NG3 member), WFSB, Feb. 6, 2019

Government employees grow nervous as a second shutdown looms, WOLF,  Feb. 6, 2019

Central Florida Congressmembers invite federal employees affected by shutdown to State of the Union, Orlando Sentinel, Feb. 4, 2019

Parkland father, Winter Park student, federal workers to attend SOTU, WKMG, Feb. 4, 2019

State of the Union guests include husband, federal employees, essay winner, Florida Politics, Feb. 4, 2019

More Than a Dozen Shutdown-Impacted Workers Will Accompany Lawmakers to State of the Union, Gov Exec, Feb. 4, 2019 

Southwest paid for FAA inspector during shutdown, Wall Street Journal, Jan. 29, 2019

Federal Workers Anxious About Future, Back-Pay Following End of Shutdown, Spectrum News Orlando, Jan. 28, 2019

Workers head back to work after shutdown, but wonder if it'll last, KFDM, Jan. 28, 2019

Federal employees back to work still haven’t been paid, WAVE, Jan. 28, 2019

Fed employees return to work following government shutdown, ABC Boise, Jan. 28, 2019

After the shutdown: Why Professional Aviation Safety Specialists still picketed, Manchester Ink Link, Jan. 27, 2019 

Long Island federal workers await back pay, recall notices, Newsday, Jan. 27, 2019

Community picnic held for valley federal employees, Las Vegas Now, January 26, 2019

Milwaukee furloughed federal worker reacts to end of shutdown, CBS Milwaukee, Jan. 26, 2019

LaGuardia Airport gets back on track as longest-ever shutdown ends, News 12 Long Island, Jan. 26, 2019

After longest government shutdown in history, impacted workers’ frustration lingers, NBC News, Jan. 26, 2019

Airline passenger safety still a concern after shutdown ends, WMMT, Jan. 26, 2019

Airline Inspectors at Boston Logan Airport Warn Passengers of Safety Concerns Amidst the Government Shutdown, Revere Journal, Jan. 26, 2019

The shutdown is over, but a Baltimore family is wondering when they will see their backpay, NewsChannel 5, Nashville, Jan. 26, 2019

With shutdown over, workers breathe sigh of relief, WMUR, Jan. 25, 2019

Trump signs bill to end government shutdown, with no wall funding, WAVY, Jan. 25, 2019

Atlanta federal workers, businesses remain wary after shutdown deal, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Jan. 25, 2019

FAA workers at Boise Airport urge complete end to shutdown, CBS Boise, Jan. 25, 2019

Flights delayed at major US airports due to air traffic control staff shortage, WKMG, Jan. 25, 2019

Louisville-area federal workers happy shutdown is over, but they're worried about February, WDRB, Jan. 25, 2019

Kentucky prison rep warns of 'serious situation' brewing amid shutdown, Louisville Courier Journal, Jan. 25, 2019

In Shutdown's Wake, FAA Inspectors Face Backlog of Safety and Maintenance Issues, Consumer Reports, Jan. 25, 2019

Federal workers in RI protest government shutdown, NBC Providence, Jan. 25, 2019

FAA workers picket at T.F. Green as shutdown comes to a temporary end, WPRI, Jan. 25, 2019

Federal workers in Rhode Island thankful for public’s generosity during shutdown, Providence Journal, Jan. 25, 2019

Federal workers anxious for back pay, Fox 11 Los Angeles, Jan. 25, 2019

Federal Workers Look Forward to Getting Paid, But Their Future Still Uncertain Under Temporary Deal to Reopen Government, KTLA, Jan. 25, 2019

Workers React to End of Government Shutdown, NBC 4 Los Angeles, Jan. 25, 2019

‘Another layer of safety is slipping away:' Cleveland-area aviation inspectors, equipment specialists stressed by shutdown, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Jan. 25, 2019

Flights delayed at U.S. airports, including Cleveland Hopkins, as FAA announces staff shortage, ABC Cleveland, Jan. 25, 2019

Federal workers demand end to government shutdown during protest at Cleveland Hopkins Airport, NBC Cleveland, Jan. 25, 2019

With Federal Workers Locked Out, Where Are Those Right-to-Work Groups? Common Dreams, Jan. 25, 2019

Aumenta la preocupación por el cierre federal, El Nueva Dia [Puerto Rico], Jan. 25, 2019

 Air Travel Workers React To Halted Flights With Reminder That They Warned Us, Huffington Post, Jan. 25, 2019

Anxiety grows as unpaid Casper aviation safety professionals continue working, Oil City News, Jan. 25, 2019

An end to U.S. shutdown leaves federal workers still feeling insecure, CNBC, Jan. 25, 2019

Now that shutdown is temporarily ended, federal workers wonder what's next, WBAL, Jan. 25, 2019

No Major Delays Reported At BWI, Reagan Despite Air Traffic Control Staffing Issues, CBS Baltimore, Jan. 25, 2019

Federal employees look forward to being paid but worry about future, Fox 5 San Diego, Jan. 25, 2019

Airport safety workers relieved shutdown is over, for now, CBS San Diego, Jan. 25, 2019

Federal workers protested this morning before shutdown ended, ABC San Diego, Jan. 25, 2019

KNX Radio In-Depth, Jan. 25, 2019

FAA worker on deal: 'I can breathe a little easier', NBC Flint, Jan. 25, 2019

Aviation safety specialists picket outside CT airport, Danbury News Times, Jan. 25, 2019

Member Ron Schubert interview, KANW New Mexico (audio only), Jan. 24, 2019

JetBlue CEO Warns Airlines At 'Tipping Point' Over Shutdown, KCBS Radio, Jan. 24, 2019

Prolonged shutdown puts flying public at risk, officials warn, Washington Post, Jan. 24, 2019

Aviation workers to highlight safety issues at Bradley Airport, News 8 Connecticut, Jan. 24, 2019

With no end to the federal shutdown in sight, local aviation workers raise safety concerns during protest at Bradley International Airport, Hartford Courant, Jan. 24, 2019

Union members begin protesting at Bradley International Airport, WWLP, Jan. 24, 2019 

Aviation Workers Say Shutdown Comes With Safety Concerns, NBC Connecticut, Jan. 24, 2019

County man’s shutdown suggestion inspires Congressional bill Slotkin co-sponsors, The Livingston Post, Jan. 22, 2019

For Orlando Airport Workers, Local Support Keeps Them Going Amid Shutdown, Spectrum News 13 Orlando, Jan. 22, 2019

VERIFY: Is the FAA staffing its inspectors and air traffic controllers during the shutdown?, KGW, Jan. 21, 2019

Union warns of threat to air safety from the partial government shutdown, Michigan Public Radio, Jan. 21, 2019

Working for no pay: Local government workers struggle to make ends meet, ABC Grand Rapids, Jan. 21, 2019

GR airport tech ops union worried about safety, "We don't want this to end in tragedy.", WMMT, Jan. 21, 2019

Airport safety specialists picket at Flint's Bishop Airport, ABC Flint, Jan. 21, 2019

Airport workers rally at Flint Bishop during government shutdown, WNEM, Jan. 21, 2019

Federal employees call for shutdown to end at Flint Bishop, NBC Flint, Jan. 21, 2019

Aumenta la preocupación para los empleados federales de PR, Telemundo, Jan. 21, 2019 (interview in Spanish)

Puerto Rico members on WIAC-740 AM radio, Jan. 21, 2019 (interview in Spanish)

Government shutdown has far-reaching impact across Central Florida, WFTV, Jan. 20, 2019

Fort Smith air traffic control techs work without pay, SW Times Record, Jan. 20, 2019

Government Calls Back Furloughed Aviation Workers, But Gaps Will Remain, NPR, Jan. 19, 2019

Local aviation workers ‘fed up’ with government shutdown, WREX, Jan. 19, 2019

Local Federal Employee Shares Experience Through Shutdown, NBC Miami, Jan. 19, 2019

Rockford aviation employees 'frustrated' by partial government shutdown, WIFR, Jan. 19, 2019

Stories of Chicago-area people hit by government shutdown, Chicago Tribune, Jan. 19, 2019

Local FAA employee, family, struggles during government shutdown, Fox 46 Charlotte, Jan. 18, 2019

Airport Safety Specialists Warn Of Long-Term Risks From Shutdown, Gothamist NY, Jan. 18, 2019

Sen. Markey: Government shutdown jeopardizing air travel safety, Fox 25 Boston, Jan. 18, 2019

'Yes, It's Stressful': Government Workers Frustrated by Shutdown, NECN Boston, Jan. 18, 2019

As government shutdown rolls on, some families are facing tough decisions, NBC 16 Oregon, Jan. 18, 2019

Local Federal Employees Call For End To 'Devastating' Government Shutdown, CBS Philadelphia, Jan. 18, 2019

Sen. Markey: Government shutdown jeopardizing air travel safety, Fox 25 Boston, Jan. 18, 2019

Federal workers tell tales of woe to Illinois’ congressional delegation, Chicago Sun-Times, Jan. 18, 2019

Shutdown, Day 28: Unpaid federal workers share their stories, MSNBC, Jan. 18, 2019

Trickle-down effect of shutdown draining families, WMAR Baltimore, Jan. 17, 2019

Milwaukee man on furlough describes impact of shutdown, CBS 58 Milwaukee, Jan. 17, 2019

Trump shutdown continues to hurt workers, dampen the economy, and damage the federal government, Daily Kos, Jan. 17, 2019

Safety 'slowly eroding' as workers at Sky Harbor call for shutdown to end, 3TV/CBS 5 Phoenix, Jan. 17, 2019

Americans feel growing financial stress over government shutdown, NBC Today Show, Jan. 17, 2019

Travel Industry Continues to Deal with Government Shutdown, Now Longest Ever, Travel Market Report, Jan. 17, 2019

Help continues to pour in at the Orlando International Airport for federal workers without pay, Fox 35 Orlando, Jan. 17, 2019

Government shutdown putting air travel safety at risk, WSYX, Jan. 16, 2019

Local FAA employee talks about impact of government shutdown on family, WFSB, Jan. 16, 2019

Shutdown could be putting lives at risk, inspectors say, Fox 35 Orlando, Jan. 16, 2019

Local FAA Employees Working Without Pay, KNWA, Jan. 16, 2019

Local FAA Workers Voice Shutdown Concerns, WMGT, Jan. 16, 2019

FAA workers protest government shutdown at Orlando International Airport, WESH, Jan. 16, 2019

Shutdown impacts local workers: ‘It got real for us’, Dayton Daily News, Jan. 16, 2019

FAA says flights remain safe amid government shutdown, WWLP, Jan. 16, 2019

Food pantry set up for OIA workers impacted by shutdown, WOFL, Jan. 16, 2019

F.A.A. Recalls Workers to Address Air Safety Concerns, New York Times, Jan. 15, 2019

FAA recalls thousands of workers amid shutdown, WCVB Boston, Jan. 15, 2019

Airport workers protest government shutdown at Newark Liberty Airport, WPIX, Jan. 15, 2019

Air traffic controllers at Louisville airport rally against government shutdown, WDRB, Jan. 15, 2019

Louisville airport workers address government shutdown, WAVE, Jan. 15, 2019

FAA workers in Louisville say shutdown threatens air safety, Louisville Courier Journal, Jan. 15, 2019

FAA recalls thousands of furloughed employees, Politico, Jan. 15, 2019

FAA to Recall Thousands of Furloughed Inspectors to Break Logjams, Bloomberg, Jan. 15, 2019

FAA says it is recalling more aviation-safety inspectors, AP via WTOP, Jan. 15, 2019

Orlando airport collects food, supplies for federal employees working without pay, WKMG, Jan. 15, 2019

Government shutdown causing concerns over TSA wait times, air travel safety, Metro US, Jan. 15, 2019

This shutdown has made America less safe, The Stand, Jan. 15, 2019

Furloughed FAA employees picket outside Oklahoma City airport, The Oklahoman, Jan. 15, 2019

Airline inspections lax during government shutdown, MN worker says, KARE11, Jan. 14, 2019

The 'Swiss cheese model' explains how the US government shutdown is making air travel more dangerous by the day, Business Insider, Jan. 14, 2019 

Waco Regional Airport workers put government shutdown into perspective, KCEN, Jan. 14, 2019

Waco Regional Airport employees suffer from government shutdown, KXXV, Jan. 15, 2019

Local aviation workers affected by government shutdown, KWTX, Jan. 14, 2019

Local workers impacted by government shutdown (video), WDIV, Jan. 14, 2019

Airport workers, Coast Guard families go without paychecks as government shutdown hits 24th day, Hartford Courant, Jan. 14, 2019 

Sen. Blumenthal highlights impact of government shutdown on local airport workers, WTNH, Jan. 14, 2019

Senator meets with airport workers as shutdown continues, WFSB, Jan. 14, 2019

Web Extra: Senator Richard Blumenthal discusses the local impact of the government shutdown (video, 40 minutes), WTNH, Jan. 14, 2019

Federal employees seek out a second job to pay the bills, WPBF, Jan. 14, 2019

Group concerned about airline safety as partial government shutdown continues, KFOR, Jan. 14, 2019

FAA workers picket outside Will Rogers World Airport, KOKH, Jan. 14, 2019

Sen. Cardin event with President Perrone at BWI, Facebook Live, Jan. 14, 2019

Md. senator: Shutdown is compromising safety; time to end it, WTOP, Jan. 14, 2019

Sen. Ben Cardin speaks on shutdown impact for aviation workers at BWI Airport, WJLA, Jan. 14, 2019

'I’m putting my life on hold': Local federal worker discusses impact of government shutdown, CBS Milwaukee, Jan. 13, 2019

Demoralized, many federal employees continue working without pay, KBAK, Jan. 13, 2019

'A Dangerous And Irresponsible Experiment': South Florida Workers Feel Worsening Impact of Shutdown, WJCT, Jan. 13, 2019

Professional Aviation Safety Specialists protest government shutdown, CBS Indiana, Jan. 13, 2019

A Flight-Safety Inspector Explains the Very Real Perils of the Shutdown, New York Magazine, Jan. 12, 2019

Federal Employees Deserve Better': Workers Rally As Shutdown Frustration Builds, NPR, Jan. 12, 2019

Miami International Airport shutters checkpoint as shutdown drags on, WPLG, Jan. 12, 2019

Poll: Majority Of Americans Are Frustrated With Shutdown And State Of Politics In General, NPR, Jan. 12, 2019

Aviation workers protest in Milwaukee: Shutdown poses dangers, they say, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 12, 2019

Milwaukee Airport Workers Protest Government Shutdown, WUWM, Jan. 12, 2019

Sea-Tac Airport workers lose sleep and apply for loans as longest-ever federal shutdown continues, Seattle Times, Jan. 12, 2019

On LI, shutdown hits pocketbooks of federal workers, Newsday, Jan. 12, 2019

Furloughed federal worker becomes Uber and Lyft driver to make ends meet during shutdown, WESH, Jan. 11, 2019

Florida Dems Mucarsel-Powell, Wasserman Schultz, Shalala Call For End To Government Shutdown, CBS Miami, Jan. 11, 2019

Local officials organize charity drive to help workers affected by government shutdown, Fios 1 News (video), Jan. 11, 2019

Food Drive On Long Island Helps Federal Employees Furloughed During Government Shutdown, WLNY, Jan. 11, 2019

Gov't shutdown taking its toll on farmers, federal workers on LI, News 12 Long Island, Jan. 11, 2019

Federal Employees Missing First Paycheck. MSNBC, Jan. 11, 2019

Local federal workers miss their first paycheck in government shutdown, WSB,  Jan. 11, 2019

Nashua couple employed by FAA wonders when shutdown will end, WMUR, Jan. 11, 2019

US aviation system is starting to show strains from shutdown, Associated Press, Jan. 11, 2019

Federal workers at Waco Regional Airport not getting paid during shutdown, Fox News Waco, Jan. 11, 2019

Aviation safety inspectors deemed 'non-essential', WSBT, Jan. 11, 2019

Furloughed workers entitled to unemployment benefits, but can’t get them, The Liberty County Vindicator, Jan. 11, 2019

Mich. Congressional leaders in Detroit listen to shutdown stories: "This is a crisis", WWMT, Jan. 11, 2019

Federal workers get $0 pay stubs as shutdown hits day 21, WAVY, Jan. 11, 2019

Orlando group collecting food for furloughed government workers, WESH, Jan. 11, 2019

As shutdown drags on, federal workers struggle to pay bills, Hartford Courant, Jan. 11, 2019

Tweed Employees: Reopen Government, New Haven Independent, Jan. 11, 2019

'Federal Employees Deserve Better': Workers Rally As Shutdown Frustration Builds, NPR, Jan. 11, 2019

'We're really dysfunctional:' Local FAA inspector flies to Washington as shutdown continues, Livingston Daily News, Jan. 11, 2019

Federal employees in Orlando impacted by shutdown likely to go without paychecks Friday, Jan. 11, 2019

F.A.A. Unions Highlight Potential Risks to Air Safety From Shutdown, New York Times, Jan. 10, 2019

Aviation system hits crunchtime as workers face payless ‘payday’ , Washington Post, Jan. 10, 2019

Local aviation safety inspector on shutdown: 'There is no oversight of the industry right now', WDSU, Jan. 10, 2019

Feds rally against shutdown as missed paychecks loom, Federal Computer Week, Jan. 10, 2019

Shutdown: Federal Workers in N.H. Feel Like Political 'Pawns' , New Hampshire Public Radio, Jan. 10, 2019

Government shutdown eliminates big portion of FAA safety operations in airports, WAVE, Jan. 10, 2019

From aviation to brewing, shutdown hits hard in R.I., Providence Journal, Jan. 10, 2019

From Airlines to Buffett's NetJets, Impacts of Shutdown Spread Through Aviation, Bloomberg News, Jan. 10, 2019

Rhode Islanders feel effects of government shutdown, WJAR, Jan. 10, 2019

CNN Today, Jan. 10, 2019

Furloughed workers rally in DC, WUSA, Jan. 10, 2019

Federal workers protest government shutdown in D.C., Think Progress, Jan. 10, 2019

Federal aviation workers call for an end to US government shutdown, CGTN America, Jan. 10, 2019

Government shutdown impacts aviation industry, WTVG, Jan. 10, 2019

Government shutdown means fewer plane inspectors, Fox News Charlotte, Jan. 10, 2019

As Government Shutdown Goes On, Workers’ Finances Fray: ‘Nobody Signed Up for This,' New York Times, Jan. 8, 2019

Thousands of airplane inspectors not working because of government shutdown, raising concerns, KIRO, Jan. 8, 2019

Government shutdown brings hardship for federal workers, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jan. 8, 2019

Union claims shutdown to affect safety of Orlando flights, WKMG, Jan. 8, 2019

What air travelers should know about the government shutdown, Associated Press, Jan. 8, 2019

Shutdown furloughs are making flights less safe, inspectors union says, Fox News Washington, DC, Jan. 7, 2019

Aviation inspectors' union says it could become unsafe to fly if shutdown continues, WFTV Orlando, Jan. 7, 2019

Shutdown could mean longer airport wait times as TSA workers call out sick, CBS National News, Jan. 7, 2019

Homeland Security DENIES hundreds of TSA staff are calling in sick amid the shutdown - despite aviation workers union warning the impasse is putting airline passenger's safety at RISK, Daily Mail U.K., Jan. 5, 2019

Air Travel Less Safe Amid Government Shutdown, Union Leaders, Inspectors Warn, Huffington Post, Jan. 4, 2019

Video: Sky News UK interviews Caesari Vallente, Chapter CA3 Airway Transportation Systems Specialist – Jan. 4, 2019

Air travel may be less safe during the government shutdown, federal inspectors warn, Miami Herald, Jan. 4, 2019

New Aircraft, Beers on Hold as Businesses Feel Shutdown Pain, Bloomberg News, Jan. 4, 2019

Air traffic control academy closes in Oklahoma City as partial government shutdown drags on, The Oklahoman, Dec. 29, 2018

FAA workers at LAX say government shutdown already taking its toll, KABC-TV, Dec. 28, 2018

Local federal workers worry about missing a paycheck, Fox News Denver, Dec. 28, 2018

Furloughs and uncertainty for federal employees around Oklahoma City as partial government shutdown reaches seventh day, The Oklahoman, Dec. 28, 2018

Officials: Government shutdown comes at serious risk for travelers, Fox News Nashville, Dec. 27, 2018

Airplane Safety Inspector: Federal Shutdown Could Compromise Safety, Spectrum News 13 Orlando, Dec. 26, 2018

  

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