The Plain Dealer has a funny story today about another labor dispute between the Federal Aviation Administration and the Air-Traffic Controllers Union.
But this one isn’t over money or overtime- this one is about pants.
Specifically, an FAA-imposed dress code for controllers.
The part that caught my eye was the controller in Oberlin who was reprimanded because his aquamarine pants were “not gender appropriate.”
The union spokewoman (Melissa Ott) called the policy silly and, in defense of the bright-blue pants guy, added: “He was angry. He said they were questioning his sexuality because of his pants. And aren’t there laws against discriminating against someone because of sexual orientation anyway?”
Actually, Ms. Ott, there aren’t any laws like this. Not in Ohio anyway.
But there should be.