LACK OF STAFFING AT CLEVELAND CENTER HIGHLIGHTED BY LATEST OUTAGE

 

Insufficient Staffing and Open Watches Causes More Problems

CLEVELAND, OH – The Professional Airways Systems Specialists (PASS, AFL-CIO) are again drawing attention to insufficient staffing levels at Cleveland Center following a radar outage last week, which could have been resolved in minutes instead of hours had the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had the appropriate shift coverage. “This is just another example of why the FAA cannot leave open watches at these facilities and expect that everything will be fine,” said Tom Brantley, national president of PASS.

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SENATORS STAND UP FOR FAA WORKERS’ RIGHTS

Bill Would Promote Fair Resolution of Contract Disputes

WASHINGTON, DC– Senators Barack Obama (D-Ill.), Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii), Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) today introduced the “FAA Fair Labor Management Dispute Resolution Act of 2006,” which would protect federal employees’ collective bargaining rights by preventing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) from unilaterally imposing contract terms on FAA employees through its misinterpretation of the law.

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FAA CONTINUES TO IGNORE WARNINGS ON STAFFING AT MIAMI CENTER

Insufficient Staffing, More “Open Watches” Add to Safety Concerns

MIAMI, FLLast week, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) management at Miami Center sent a brief memo to the Automated Computer Specialist unit notifying staff that their schedules were to be changed and shifts cut effective immediately. The memo gave no explanation of how these changes would be implemented and management did not follow up with employees, leaving them with many unanswered questions.

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BIPARTISAN BILL WOULD PROTECT COLLECTIVE BARGAINING RIGHTS

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Reps. Sue Kelly (R-N.Y.), Jerry Costello (D-Ill.) and thirty of their House colleagues introduced a companion bill (H.R.4755) to the Senate’s “FAA Fair Labor Management Dispute Resolution Act of 2006” aimed at protecting federal employees’ collective bargaining rights by preventing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) from unilaterally imposing contract terms on employees through its misinterpretation of the law.

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