Yeah the whole Cities/States thing was a tad nitpicky. Thank you for the correction though.
As for the Air Traffic Control thing, This Article
summarizes it better than I could.
As for this Strike, it's an inconvenience that is costing this region millions and so much loss of efficiency all for better wages. At least last night the traffic wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be but this week is just as chaotic and messy as it was in 1997.