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 Statement on Senate Version of FAA Reauthorization Legislation

Bill Does Not Include Language to Privatize the Air Traffic Control System

Today, the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO (PASS), the union that represents systems specialists and inspectors at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), is encouraged that the Senate version of the FAA reauthorization legislation (S.2658) does not include language that would privatize the country’s air traffic control system.

Read more ...

PASS President at TTD Executive Committee Meeting

PASS National President Mike Perrone joined other transportation union leaders at the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) Executive Committee meeting last weekend in San Diego to discuss a variety of crucial transportation priorities and issues of focus regarding the upcoming presidential election.

Read more ...

PASS at the NW Aviation Trade Show

By Monika Warner, Chapter WA3 President/PR Committee Chair/Region III Assistant

This past weekend, I joined my Chapter WA3 brothers and sisters to continue speaking out against privatization of the air traffic control system while volunteering at the NW Aviation Conference & Trade Show in Puyallup, Wash. This annual gathering draws 10,000 aviation enthusiasts across the industry, including product manufacturing, flight schools, airports, chamber of commerce, commercial and general aviation pilots, repair centers, military recruiters, federal workers, aviation special interest groups, and more! This is a tight community.

Read more ...

FAA Unions Tell Congress Not to Privatize the Air Traffic Control System

Today, the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO (PASS), along with six other unions representing thousands of employees at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), joined together in opposing the privatization of this country’s air traffic control system. Specifically, the federal labor unions rejected language in the Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act (H.R.4441) that privatizes the U.S. air traffic control system into a not-for-profit corporation. In addition to PASS, the letter was signed by the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA), National Association of Government Employees (NAGE), National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE), and Professional Association of Aeronautical Center Employees (PAACE).

Read more ...

Article 13 Update: NAS Voice Switch

By Emmett Clark, PASS NVS Article 13 Representative

As previously reported, the FAA has been developing a new voice switch for the National Airspace System (NAS). The new voice switch, which is being built by Harris Corp., is called the NAS Voice Switch, or NVS. Currently, the NVS is scheduled to be deployed to 80 sites across the NAS, including all ARTCCs, TRACONs, and large ATCTs.

Read more ...

FAA Unions Reject Proposal to Privatize Air Traffic Control System

Today, the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), and the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists (PASS), the unions representing thousands of employees at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), released the following statement in response to introduction of the Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act (H.R.4441) by House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chair Bill Shuster (R-Pa.):

Read more ...

Members News