04/25/2011 08:46 am ET Updated Jun 25, 2011

Air Traffic Controllers Union Wants Better Naps, LaHood Still Unhappy

The union which represents air traffic controllers is once again at odds with transportation officials: Air traffic controllers will continue to push for a controlled nap schedule in order to reduce fatigue despite significant resistance from officials, USA Today reports.

Despite a slew of bad publicity in recent weeks--from sleeping air traffic controllers to a near miss with the First Lady's plane--Paul Rinaldi, the president of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, defended the air traffic system and those who work it.

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