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.

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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Communications Failure at Memphis Airport Highlights FAA Negligence

MEMPHIS, TN - Yesterday’s communications outage at Memphis International Airport was completely preventable, says the Professional Airways Systems Specialists (PASS), the union that represents Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) technicians. At fault is the FAA’s failure to address serious deficiencies in Harris Corporation’s Federal Telecommunications Infrastructure (FTI), which provides circuitry and communications for the FAA.

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PASS President Warns Lawmakers of Dangers in FAA's ADS-B Contract

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Professional Airways Systems Specialists (PASS), AFL-CIO, the union that represents FAA technical employees who install, maintain, repair and certify radar, navigation and communication systems equipment, testified today before the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Aviation, to discuss its concerns regarding the FAA’s Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) contract. In his remarks, PASS President Tom Brantley told lawmakers that he was especially disturbed by the elimination of FAA certification of the system.

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IG Report Highlights Problems with FAA Internal Review of Safety Inspector Concerns

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Professional Airways Systems Specialists (PASS), AFL-CIO, the union that represents more than 11,000 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) employees including aviation safety inspectors, are applauding a recent Department of Transportation (DOT) Inspector General (IG) report, Actions Taken to Address Allegations of Unsafe Maintenance Practices at Northwest Airlines (Report Number AV-2007-080). “PASS is encouraged that the IG report addresses the critical need for the FAA to implement better internal review procedures to deal with inspector safety concerns,” said PASS National President Tom Brantley.

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PASS Changes Its Name

WASHINGTON, D.C The Professional Airways Systems Specialists (PASS), AFL-CIO, the union that represents more than 11,000 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Department of Defense (DoD) employees, voted to change its name to Professional Aviation Safety Specialists (PASS), AFL-CIO. Among other things, PASS members install, maintain, support and certify air traffic control and national defense equipment, inspect and oversee the commercial and general aviation industries, develop flight procedures and perform quality analyses of the aviation systems. PASS members are comprised of the following professions:

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