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Just another politician twisting the truth, I'm afraid.
From USA Today:
The announcement affects towers operated under contracts with FAA that have fewer than 10,000 commercial arrivals or departures and 150,000 general-aviation operations per year.
Contract towers are not staffed by FAA controllers.
Doug Church, spokesman for the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, said the FAA would have to give the union one year's notice in order to close towers staffed by the FAA.
Closing the towers is ridiculous on its own, but if they are going to close any, it seems like they would have to close the non-union ones or wait a year.