By DAVE McMILLION
Air traffic controllers at the Washington County Regional Airport have selected a Tallahassee, Fla., union to represent them on issues involving pay, benefits and other conditions of employment.
The local airport's controllers held an election with the National Labor Relations Board Friday morning at the airport and a majority of the workers selected the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization, according Michael J. Lane, one of the controllers and the bargaining unit representative.
The four air traffic controllers were left without union representation when the Federal Aviation Administration signed a contract with another firm - Robinson-Van Vuren Associates Inc. - to run the airport, Lane said. The airport was turned over to Robinson-Van Vuren Associates in September 1994.