FAA says it is recalling more aviation-safety inspectors

The Federal Aviation Administration says it is calling 2,200 safety inspectors back to work by the end of this week

Unlike air traffic controllers and airport security screeners, the inspectors are deemed non-essential government workers. They were furloughed when the shutdown began Dec. 22.

Mike Perrone, president of the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists union, said picketing by the inspectors and media coverage helped pressure FAA to recall more of the workers.