FAA Pays Private Contractor for Service it Cannot Provide

WASHINGTON, DC The Professional Airways Systems Specialists (PASS) today reported a recent incident in which a private contractor working at the Automated Flight Service Station (AFSS) in De Ridder, Louisiana was forced to ask FAA employees for help fixing one of its own systems. As a result of the private contractor's lack of knowledge, flight plan communications between De Ridder and Houston were disrupted for approximately an hour.

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PASS Sends Contract to Membership for Vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Tom Brantley, national president of the Professional Airways Systems Specialists (PASS, AFL-CIO), released the following statement regarding contract negotiations between the FAA and the Air Traffic Organization Technical Operations bargaining unit, which is represented by PASS:

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PASS: FAA Launches Misinformation Campaign to Intimidate Union Members

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Professional Airways Systems Specialists (PASS) today reacted to the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) unwarranted filing of an unfair labor practice charge against the union in connection with negotiations over a new contract for employees in the Air Traffic Organization (ATO) technical operations bargaining unit. The union characterized the FAA’s action as a misguided attempt to undermine the contract ratification process, which is central to the PASS’s commitment to union democracy.

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FAA Still Allowing Contractors to Run Amok

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Professional Airways Systems Specialists (PASS) today expressed serious concern about the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) continued indifference toward the product and quality of work being performed by contractors and subcontractors from Harris Corporation, the company now providing Federal Telecommunications Infrastructure (FTI) circuitry and communications for the FAA.

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DOT IG Report Confirms PASS's Concerns Over FAA Management of FTI Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Professional Airways Systems Specialists (PASS), the union that represents Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) systems specialists, today applauded a new Department of Transportation (DOT) Office of Inspector General (IG) report that irrefutably illustrates that the FAA has blatantly mismanaged the operational transition to the new Federal Telecommunications Infrastructure (FTI).

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