Alan Page

Alan Page retired in 2015 after nearly 20 years of active membership. He is now a retired member of Chapter TX1. He served as a national assistant for Region II and worked for the FAA since 1978 in a variety of technical roles, primarily in the control center environment. He joined PASS in 1984 for a number of reasons, including the fact that he was curious about what the union could do for him and he wanted to show support for a coworker who had signed on to become a representative. 

“But, the thing that actually got me to send in my application was that I was working for a manager who refused to listen to the team,” he shared. “I’ve learned over the years that some managers simply need some  help, and the union can help keep the focus on what is important to the bargaining unit.”

In 2012, Page was appointed as a regional assistant by Region II Vice President Dave Spero. He said that the moments he remembers most from his tenure as assistant is when the union was able to correct or prevent an action with the potential to negatively impact a member or members. “I have worked a lot of jobs in the field, on staff, in management and in control centers. However, I have had the most satisfaction and I believe the most influence on my local working environment through my services as a representative of PASS,” he said. “Ultimately, PASS and the agency have the same goals for the National Airspace System, but PASS is here to protect the members. As far as overall objectives, I believe those listed in Section 2 of the PASS Constitution are critical to the FAA mission as well as every FAA employee. The fact that, as a bargaining unit, PASS can stand in solidarity for improved professionalism, safety both on the job and for the flying public, better working conditions, and enhanced rights is not something that can be overstated.”

Page admits that one mistake he made over the years is allowing his membership to lapse after being promoted to a temporary supervisor assignment, warning members not to let their brothers and sisters fall into this trap. “When you or one of your coworkers gets a temporary assignment out of the bargaining unit, be sure to rejoin or help them rejoin as soon as the assignment is over.” He emphasized the importance of membership, both continued and for those just joining the team. “As a member, you have made the first step toward improving your job and the NAS. Now it is time to get active in leadership, participation through your chapter or as an Article 13 SME. Through PASS, you can influence not only your workplace but the direction the agency moves and how your opportunities grow.”

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