This photo provided by Evan Seeley, 26, who works at the Federal Aviation Administration radar facility in Ronkonkoma, N.Y., said he ran afoul of the local union when he tried to prevent sick leave ... more 
This photo provided by Evan Seeley, 26, who works at the Federal Aviation Administration radar facility in Ronkonkoma, N.Y., said he ran afoul of the local union when he tried to prevent sick leave and scheduling abuses aimed at increasing overtime pay. Even more disturbing were Seeley’s charges that controllers sometimes watch movies and play with electronic devices during nighttime shifts when traffic is slower. He claims his recent demotion from his position as a frontline manager was related to the complaints. In a time of unparalleled aviation safety in the United States, reports of mistakes by air traffic controllers have nearly doubled _ a seeming contradiction that has safety experts puzzled. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Evan Seeley
Fri, Feb 11, 2011 8:20 AM EST