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.

Nine-hour FTI Outage At Austin Tower Could Have Been Avoided

AUSTIN, TX – Last week’s nine-hour Federal Telecommunications Infrastructure (FTI) outage at the Austin Air Traffic Control Tower has the Professional Airways Systems Specialists (PASS), the union that represents FAA technicians, wondering how and when the FAA will finally address the severe deficiencies in the quality of work being performed by contractors. A contractor working for Harris Corporation, which currently provides the FAA with circuitry and communications, turned a 30-minute issue into a nine-hour outage.

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PASS to Congress: FAA Neglecting Air Traffic Control Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tom Brantley, national president of the Professional Airways Systems Specialists, AFL-CIO (PASS), warned members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Subcommittee on Aviation, today that the FAA is neglecting the buildings and facilities that accommodate critical National Airspace System (NAS) equipment and the employees who operate and maintain those systems.

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FLRA Sides with PASS on Collective Bargaining Decision

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Professional Airways Systems Specialists (PASS), AFL-CIO, the union that represents FAA systems specialists, has cause for celebration following last week’s Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) decision in its favor regarding the FAA’s Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) case.

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PASS Praises House Passage of FAA Reauthorization Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Professional Airways Systems Specialists (PASS) AFL-CIO, the union that represents FAA systems specialists and inspectors, applauded the House of Representatives today for passing critical legislation, the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2007 (H.R. 2881), by a vote of 267 to 151. “H.R. 2881 is a pivotal piece of legislation to PASS and the aviation community,” said PASS President Tom Brantley. “We are pleased to see that lawmakers overwhelmingly recognized many of PASS’s issues and fought for their passage,” said PASS President Tom Brantley.

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