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.

FAA’s Telecommunications System Now Affecting International Air Travel

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Last Friday's telecommunications outage in Toronto, Canada, is the latest in a long series of outages according to the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists (PASS), the union that represents Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) technicians.  Now that the international operations are being impacted, PASS is left wondering if the FAA will finally feel compelled to address serious deficiencies in Harris Corporation's Federal Telecommunications Infrastructure (FTI), which provides circuitry and communications by the FAA.

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PASS Commends House Passage of Aviation Safety Enhancement Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Professional Aviation Safety Specialists (PASS), AFL-CIO, the union that represents over 11,000 employees at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) including aviation safety inspectors, is calling yesterday’s unanimous passage of the Aviation Safety Enhancement Act (H.R. 6493) a long overdue step in instilling real change at the FAA. The bill stems from the recent Inspector General (IG) report, which outlined several recommendations to the FAA in addressing safety issues, some of which the FAA refused to consider.

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Bipartisan Senate Bill Calls On FAA to Restore Fairness in its Contract Negotiations Process

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) and James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.), recognizing the need to correct what Inhofe described as a “very unfair process imposed upon employees of the Federal Aviation Administration,” have introduced bipartisan legislation that would ensure good faith collective bargaining for FAA employees and provide for an impartial impasse resolution process. Additionally, the bill would restart contract talks between the FAA and the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA), with the process going to binding arbitration if negotiations are not successful at reaching agreement.

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PASS Endorses Barack Obama for President

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO (PASS), the union that represents over 11,000 employees at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Department of Defense (DoD), today announced its support for Sen. Barack Obama for president of the United States. With a focus on matters that impact union members and aviation safety, such as privatization of the aviation system and supporting the workers who keep the system safe, PASS’s Executive Board decided that Sen. Obama displayed a record of commitment to the issues critical to the PASS membership.

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Efforts By Natca And PASS To Press Faa To Install Defibrillators In Facilities Finally Pays Off, For The Benefit Of 46,000 Employees

NEWS ITEM: On Sept. 26, the Federal Aviation Administration announced that it will install automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in all agency facilities with 50 or more employees during the next year. The agency says it will then evaluate implementation costs and whether a sufficient number of employees are volunteering to be responders. Pending positive results of the evaluation, the FAA says, it intends to deploy AEDs to the remaining FAA facilities with 10 or more employees during the following two years, which cover 97 percent of agency personnel.

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PASS Applauds President-elect Obama

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tom Brantley, national president of the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO (PASS), the union that represents over 11,000 aviation safety inspectors and technicians at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Department of Defense (DoD), released the following statement regarding the outcome of Tuesday’s election of Barack Obama as the next president of the United States.

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