Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO

  • 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.

PASS Opposes Privatization of Air Traffic Control System; Rejects House FAA Reauthorization

Today, Mike Perrone, national president of the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO (PASS), the union that represents 11,000 employees at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) who ensure the safety of the National Airspace System and the aircraft that use it, rejected the 21st Century AIRR Act introduced by House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair Bill Shuster (R-Pa.).

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FAA Unions Thank Rep. DeFazio for Legislation That Would Protect the ATC System

Today, the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO (PASS), along with eight other organizations representing thousands of aviation and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) employees, sent a letter to Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), ranking member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, thanking him for introducing the Aviation Funding Stability Act, which would ensure that the U.S. air traffic control system remains a part of the federal government. The Trump administration on Monday announced a plan to privatize the largest, safest and most complex aviation system in the world.

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PASS Statement on White House Proposal to Privatize the ATC System

Today, Mike Perrone, national president of the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO (PASS), the union that represents 11,000 employees at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), released the following statement in response to President Trump’s proposal to privatize the air traffic control system:

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FAA Union Tells House Transportation Committee Not to Privatize ATC System

Today, Mike Perrone, national president of the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO (PASS), issued a statement strongly opposing any plans to privatize the U.S. air traffic control system (ATC). PASS, the union that represents 11,000 employees at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), released the statement in response to a House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing on the FAA reauthorization, which is scheduled to be held later this morning.

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FAA Labor and Management Tell Congress Not to Privatize the Air Traffic Control System

Today, the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO (PASS), along with six other unions and associations representing thousands of employees at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), united to send a letter to House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee leaders opposing any efforts to privatize the U.S. air traffic control system. In addition to PASS, the letter was signed by the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME), FAA Managers Association (FAAMA), National Association of Government Employees (NAGE), National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE), and Professional Association of Aeronautical Center Employees (PAACE).

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