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 Regional Vice President Celebrates Groundbreaking of New CLT Tower

Today, Dave Spero, regional vice president of the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO (PASS), which represents over 11,000 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) employees, participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for the new 370-foot-tall air traffic control tower at Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT). Spero was joined by Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts, Rep. Alma Adams (D-N.C.), and other agency and airport representatives and officials.

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Wellness Center Added to Chicago Center (ZAU)

Approximately a month ago, PASS members and all employees at the Chicago Center (ZAU) working to keep the National Airspace System (NAS) safe every day excitedly welcomed the addition of a wellness center to their facility.

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PASS Member Is a Part of Drone History

In late April, the first authorized commercial drone flight took off in downtown Cleveland. The drone pilot chosen for this groundbreaking venture? None other than PASS Chapter OH3 member of approximately 20 years, Thom Beller.

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PASS Statement on Senate Passage of FAA Reauthorization

Senate Rejects ATC Privatization
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Mike Perrone, national president of the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO (PASS), issued the following remarks regarding passage of the Senate version of the FAA reauthorization legislation:

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PASS Member Meets One of the Last Remaining Original “Rosie the Riveters”

While receiving her own awards and recognition at the Tulsa Veterans Day Parade, Chapter OK3 member and Region II member of the National PR Committee Beverly “BJ” Chinnery had the honor of meeting another American veteran, Marina Metevelis. The Wichita native and long-time historian at Tulsa Community College (TCC), Matevelis, now age 94, is one of three original remaining “Rosie the Riveters.”

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South Carolina Members Fight Privatization

Across the country, PASS members are stepping up their efforts to tell their members of Congress that privatization of the air traffic control system is a bad idea. Site visits and meetings with members of Congress or their staffers are excellent ways to convey this message. This month, Chapter SC3 President Brian Strickland and Vice President David Brown took the opportunity to discuss this important issue with lawmakers.

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