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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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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