Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO

 
  • 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.
  • 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 Downplays Unsafe Working Conditions

YPSILANTI, MI – The Professional Airways Systems Specialists (PASS), the union that represents more than 11,000 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) employees, today expressed serious concern about unsafe working conditions for employees assigned to the Ypsilanti systems support center in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Complaints from FAA employees reveal a disturbing pattern of negligence and indifference regarding the safety of its employees.

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FAA Recklessly Endangering Safety of Its Employees in Detroit

DETROIT, MI – The Professional Airways Systems Specialists (PASS), the union that represents more than 11,000 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) employees, is frustrated over the FAA’s lack of response to multiple facilities in the Detroit area plagued with mold, asbestos, radiation and other hazards. The FAA has knowingly failed to address the many problems at these facilities, ignoring the conditions for nearly a decade in some cases.

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Investigation of Fatal Crash Highlights Lack of FAA Oversight

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday’s determinations by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) pinpointing the FAA’s failure to oversee Chalk Ocean Airways maintenance programs following the 2005 crash that killed 20 people has raised serious concerns outlined today by the Professional Airways Systems Specialists (PASS, AFL-CIO), the union that represents Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspectors.

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FAA Program Continues to Cause Disruptions and System Failures

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Professional Airways Systems Specialists (PASS), the union that represents more than 11,000 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) employees, today cited the most recent system failures as an example of ongoing problems with the Federal Telecommunications Infrastructure (FTI) circuitry and communications system. Since its inception, the FTI program, which is provided by Harris Corporation and maintained by untrained contractors in facilities around the country, has been the source of countless outages, delays and safety problems.

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Consumer Reports Investigation Finds Safety Concerns Due to Outsourcing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Professional Airways Systems Specialists (PASS), AFL-CIO, the union that represents more than 11,000 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) employees, today called the findings of a new investigation by Consumer Reports (March 2007) a "wake up call to the FAA." The article titled, "An accident waiting to happen?" explores the air safety concerns arising from the increasing trend of outsourcing maintenance and inspection responsibilities.

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PASS President Statement on Consumer Reports Investigation

My name is Tom Brantley and I am the president of the Professional Airways Systems Specialists (PASS), an AFL-CIO union that represents more than 11,000 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) employees, including aviation safety inspectors. Joining me is Keith DeBerry, an aviation safety inspector and PASS national assistant.

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