Air traffic controllers haven't been paid since the government shutdown began, and now their union is suing the federal government

The union that represents America’s 22,790 air-traffic controllers is suing the federal government.

The National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) is alleging that “the government unlawfully deprived NATCA members of their earned wages without due process,” and thus violated the Fifth Amendment.

On January 11, according to the NATCA’s motion, air-traffic controllers and other NATCA members should have been compensated for the first pay period of 2019. But, as some air-traffic controllers posted on Twitter

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