Professor Mark J. Perry's Blog for Economics and Finance
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Why Do Air Traffic Controllers Fall Asleep on the Job? Because They Want a Three-Day Weekend
"For decades controllers themselves have had the last word on the schedules they work, and controllers and their union have fought to keep a "2-2-1 schedule" (known as "the rattler" because it comes back and bites the controllers) because it gives them a three-day weekend afterwards."