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.

FAA Honors PASS Member for Safety Work

Just as PASS and other federal employees were celebrating Public Service Recognition Week, the union learnedthat Chapter WA3 member Stan Godek has been honored by the FAA with a Designated Agency Safety and Health Official (DASHO) Employee Safety Award for fiscal year 2017.

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Public Service Recognition Week: PASS is Proud of Its Members!

Since 1985, Congress has designated the first full week of May as Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW) to show appreciation for the men and women who serve our nation as government employees. Managed by the Public Employees Roundtable, a coalition of government employee advocacy groups, PSRW is a great opportunity for the country to acknowledge the important work PASS members and all federal employees do every day to keep our nation running. PSRW may only last a week, but PASS celebrates its members every day for the work they perform on behalf of the American public. “The workforces we represent are highly skilled, experienced and dedicated to the job of keeping our skies safe,” said PASS National President Mike Perrone.

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PASS Praises House on Passing Long-Term FAA Reauthorization Bill

Today, the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists (PASS), AFL-CIO, praised lawmakers in the House of Representatives for passing Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization legislation that does not privatize the nation’s air traffic control system and provides long-term funding stability the agency. PASS represents FAA safety professionals who protect and maintain the National Airspace System.

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PASS Supports Long-Term FAA Reauthorization Bill; Privatization Efforts Grounded

The Professional Aviation Safety Specialists (PASS), AFL-CIO, applauds the bipartisan efforts of Congress to pursue a commonsense Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill that abandons privatizing air traffic control and prioritizes the safety and efficiency of the largest, safest and most complex air traffic control system in the world. The bill, which is coming up for a vote in the House of Representatives, would authorize the agency through 2023 after several years of short-term extensions.

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FAA Reauthorization Legislation Introduced; ATC Privatization Grounded

On April 13, leaders of the House Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee introduced the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (H.R.4), a five-year bill to reauthorize the agency that is free of any proposal to privatize the air traffic control system. H.R.4 was introduced in the House by the entire bipartisan leadership of the committee and its six subcommittees, including T&I Committee Chair Bill Shuster (R-Pa.), T&I Committee Ranking Member Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), Aviation Subcommittee Chair Frank LoBiondo (R-N.J.), and Ranking Member Rick Larsen (D-Wash.). Shuster was the most vocal proponent of privatization before he abandoned that plan earlier this year.On April 13, leaders of the House Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee introduced the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (H.R.4), a five-year bill to reauthorize the agency that is free of any proposal to privatize the air traffic control system. H.R.4 was introduced in the House by the entire bipartisan leadership of the committee and its six subcommittees, including T&I Committee Chair Bill Shuster (R-Pa.), T&I Committee Ranking Member Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), Aviation Subcommittee Chair Frank LoBiondo (R-N.J.), and Ranking Member Rick Larsen (D-Wash.). Shuster was the most vocal proponent of privatization before he abandoned that plan earlier this year.

PASS members can explore the union's analysis of the bill here.

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PASS Statement 60 Minutes Report on Allegiant Air

Today, Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO (PASS) National President Mike Perrone issued the following statement in response to last night’s 60 Minutes report on Allegiant Air:

“The PASS-represented aviation safety inspectors at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) perform their duties on behalf of the American public. As made clear in the 60 Minutes report, “Flying Under the Radar” that aired April 15, their concerns and recommendations on Allegiant Air were properly documented. The actions and job performance of the inspectors were never called into question by the report.

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