Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO

  • Membership Has Its Benefits
    Membership Has Its Benefits PASS members have access to special benefits, including money saving discounts on travel, insurance and more.
  • PASS Members Have a Voice
    PASS Members Have a Voice PASS members have a voice in the workplace and only members can vote for local and national officers and on their contracts.
  • Aviation Safety Our Priority
    Aviation Safety Our Priority PASS represents federal employees at the FAA and the Department of Defense who keep our national air space safe for the flying public.
  • PASS Members Have Influence
    PASS Members Have Influence PASS members serve as subject matter experts and liaisons on FAA projects, directly influencing the agency and aviation safety.

PASS National Run-off Election Results Announced

Today the ballots were counted in the PASS national run-off election and the results are in:

National Vice President: Carlos Aguirre
Region V Vice President: Howard (Hawk) Hawkins
National MIDO representative: Donald Henchar
Region I National Finance Committee member: Jill White
Region IV National Finance Committee member: Jim Pratt

In accordance with the PASS Constitution, a run-off election was held for these positions as none of the candidates won 50 percent of the votes cast in the national election conducted in August.

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PASS Applauds Final Passage of Five-Year FAA Reauthorization

Today, Mike Perrone, national president of the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO (PASS), the union that represents 11,000 employees at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), issued the following statement applauding final passage of a long-term FAA reauthorization bill, the first five-year reauthorization since 1982.

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Congressional Leaders Reach Bipartisan Agreement on FAA Reauthorization

Late Friday night, congressional conferees reached agreement on an FAA reauthorization bill that will provide stable funding for the agency through 2023. The full text of the FAA bill, 600+ pages, was released at 3 a.m. Saturday. The House and Senate will vote as soon as this week and passage is expected.

Most importantly for PASS members, the bipartisan agreement does not include any attempt to privatize the air traffic control system, something the union has been fighting for years. “The Senate never included privatization in its legislation this year,” said National President Mike Perrone. “When the House dropped its plans to include privatization in February, we were confident that our efforts to defeat this misguided proposal made a significant impact.”

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Remembering September 11, 2001

On a sunlit Tuesday morning 17 years ago, the men and women of PASS, the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO, were on the job as usual, working for the American public. What transpired that morning changed our nation and the aviation industry forever. In the days, weeks and months following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the 11,000 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Department of Defense (DoD) employees represented by PASS went above and beyond their usual selfless dedication to their work.

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PASS National Elections Results Are Released

Today, members of the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO (PASS) reelected Mike Perrone to another three-year term as their national president. Perrone was first elected to that position in 2012 and won reelection in 2015. Since none of the five candidates for national vice president won 50 percent of the votes cast, a run-off election will be held for the top two vote-getting candidates, Carlos Aguirre and Raymond Morgan, in accordance with the PASS Constitution.

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Parts of Executive Orders Struck Down in Court

In a victory for federal employees and their unions, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia handed down a decision late Friday night striking down many of the provisions contained in the three anti-federal employee executive orders (EOs) issued in May.

In her 122-page ruling, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson sided with the unions by enjoining some of the most egregious of the sections of the EOs, including setting timelines to complete bargaining, establishing strict limitations on official time, forcing unions to pay for union space and severely restricting the grievance process.

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