Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO

 
  • 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.
  • PASS Has a Seat at the Table
    PASS Has a Seat at the Table PASS serves as a voice for members on Capitol Hill and in legislative offices throughout the country.
  • PASS Members Have Influence
    PASS Members Have Influence PASS members serve as liaisons or subject matter experts on a variety of FAA projects, representing the worker perspective.
  • Aviation Safety is Our Priority
    Aviation Safety is 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.

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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PASS President Testifies Before Congress on Critical Aviation Safety Issues

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Tom Brantley, national president of the Professional Airways Systems Specialists, AFL-CIO (PASS), testified today before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Subcommittee on Aviation, to discuss proposals vital to aviation safety, including contract negotiations between the FAA and its unions, staffing of the technician and inspector workforces, the FAA’s application of its designee programs, and the FAA’s reauthorization proposal. PASS, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, is the oldest and second largest FAA union, representing about 11,000 FAA employees both in the U.S. and abroad.

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FAA Systems Specialists Celebrate Success of New Guam CERAP

AGANA, GUAM - The Professional Airways Systems Specialists (PASS), AFL-CIO, the union representing FAA systems specialists, pronounced a job well done today following the dedication ceremony of the new Guam Combined Center Radar Approach Control (CERAP) at A.P. Won Pat International Airport, which houses all air traffic control operations for the Western Pacific area.

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FAA Giving Away Critical Flight Safety Work

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The FAA has recently approved contracting out the development of Required Navigation Performance (RNP) procedures for airlines and airports in the United States to Naverus, a private organization that provides performance-based aviation navigation worldwide. This decision has the Professional Airways Systems Specialists (PASS, AFL-CIO), the union that represents flight procedures specialists extremely alarmed and concerned.

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