PASS Joins Union Fight to Protect Veterans’ Care

A coalition of 17 labor organizations joined forces to send a letter yesterday to the U.S. Senate opposing S.2372, the VA Mission Act. The bill gives the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) sweeping authority to privatize and dismantle large swaths of the VA health care system. PASS signed on to this letter hoping to prevent this harmful legislation from being passed and to protect the health and well-being of the nation’s veterans. PASS is honored to count among its members many men and women who served in the armed forces.

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FAA Honors PASS Member for Safety Work

Just as PASS and other federal employees were celebrating Public Service Recognition Week, the union learnedthat Chapter WA3 member Stan Godek has been honored by the FAA with a Designated Agency Safety and Health Official (DASHO) Employee Safety Award for fiscal year 2017.

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PASS Praises House on Passing Long-Term FAA Reauthorization Bill

Today, the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists (PASS), AFL-CIO, praised lawmakers in the House of Representatives for passing Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization legislation that does not privatize the nation’s air traffic control system and provides long-term funding stability the agency. PASS represents FAA safety professionals who protect and maintain the National Airspace System.

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Public Service Recognition Week: PASS is Proud of Its Members!

Since 1985, Congress has designated the first full week of May as Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW) to show appreciation for the men and women who serve our nation as government employees. Managed by the Public Employees Roundtable, a coalition of government employee advocacy groups, PSRW is a great opportunity for the country to acknowledge the important work PASS members and all federal employees do every day to keep our nation running. PSRW may only last a week, but PASS celebrates its members every day for the work they perform on behalf of the American public. “The workforces we represent are highly skilled, experienced and dedicated to the job of keeping our skies safe,” said PASS National President Mike Perrone.

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PASS Supports Long-Term FAA Reauthorization Bill; Privatization Efforts Grounded

The Professional Aviation Safety Specialists (PASS), AFL-CIO, applauds the bipartisan efforts of Congress to pursue a commonsense Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill that abandons privatizing air traffic control and prioritizes the safety and efficiency of the largest, safest and most complex air traffic control system in the world. The bill, which is coming up for a vote in the House of Representatives, would authorize the agency through 2023 after several years of short-term extensions.

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