Professional Aviation Safety Specialists (PASS)

Professional Aviation Safety Specialists (PASS) We Certify Air Safety PASS represents more than 11,000 employees of the Federal Aviation Administration and the Department of Defense who install, maintain, support and certify air traffic control and national defense equipment, inspect and oversee the commercial and general aviation industries, develop flight procedures, and perform quality analyses of the aviation systems.
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Today's PASS News Now: the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs soon to offer vaccines to all vets and their spouses; ATO...
04/01/2021

Today's PASS News Now: the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs soon to offer vaccines to all vets and their spouses; ATO travel Memorandum of Agreement extended (ability to use personal vehicle to travel to training); Federal Aviation Administration celebrates April as the Month of the Aviation Child; and a PASS member is in need of donated leave.
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Today marks the anniversary of the devastating Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in 1911 and PASS remembers. Find out abo...
03/25/2021

Today marks the anniversary of the devastating Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in 1911 and PASS remembers. Find out about the upcoming national elections. PASS convention registration is now open. All in today's PASS News Now!
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For Women's History Month, the AFL-CIO is honoring PASS member Monika Warner PASS Region III PASS WA3  #womenshistorymon...
03/25/2021

For Women's History Month, the AFL-CIO is honoring PASS member Monika Warner PASS Region III PASS WA3 #womenshistorymonth #aviationsafety #publicservice #1u #unionsolidarity

PASS believes that air traffic control is an inherently governmental function. We have long opposed any attempts to priv...
03/24/2021
Air Traffic Control Privatization and the Pandemic

PASS believes that air traffic control is an inherently governmental function. We have long opposed any attempts to privatize the world's largest, safest and most complex air traffic control system. An article by PASS member Pat Delaney, the ICAO - International Civil Aviation Organization representative for IFATSEA, looks at privatized ATC in two countries during the pandemic & how PASS-represented employees at the Federal Aviation Administration have continued to maintain and certify the U.S. system to deliver essential services, personnel and now vaccines throughout the pandemic. Do Not Privatize Air Traffic Control #aviationsafety #publicservice #federalemployees

Professional Aviation Safety Specialists (PASS) AFL-CIO Federal Aviation Administration FAA National Airspace System NAS Safety Inspectors Technicians Privatization Maintenance and Certification

A PASS member in Texas is in need of donated leave, along with several other members who have been approved for the FAA'...
03/18/2021

A PASS member in Texas is in need of donated leave, along with several other members who have been approved for the FAA's Voluntary Leave Transfer Program. Learn about him, the PASS Executive Board's meeting this week and a special article about air traffic control privatization in other countries during the pandemic. All of this and more in this week's PNN.
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Updates on FERS debt, Tech Ops pay, AVS position descriptions and a member needs donated leave! PASS members can read th...
03/11/2021

Updates on FERS debt, Tech Ops pay, AVS position descriptions and a member needs donated leave! PASS members can read these stories and more in today's PASS News Now.
This and more in this week's PNN.
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Masks in the workplace, new leave carryover amount for 2021, member approved for VLTP and helping your communities throu...
03/04/2021

Masks in the workplace, new leave carryover amount for 2021, member approved for VLTP and helping your communities through local food banks. PASS members can read these stories and more in today's PASS News Now!
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Virtual training alert for ATO employees; PASS files for a representation election in Air Traffic Services; another call...
02/25/2021

Virtual training alert for ATO employees; PASS files for a representation election in Air Traffic Services; another call to help our union brother, Brandon Carpenter and a Black History Month profile of pioneering aviator Willa Brown. PASS members can read about this and more in today's PASS News Now! https://bit.ly/3p63pxL

PASS members: one of our union brothers and his family need our help. They lost nearly everything in a devastating house...
02/24/2021
Brandon Carpenter & Family Fire Relief Fund, organized by Ashley Kaffenberger

PASS members: one of our union brothers and his family need our help. They lost nearly everything in a devastating house fire Friday night. Thankfully, no one was injured but they got out with only the clothes they were wearing. Union solidarity is about more than a solid contract and workplace protections. It's about caring for and about one another. Please donate what you can. #1u #unionsolidarity #publicservice

On Friday evening February 19, 2021, Brandon and his family endured a … Ashley Kaffenberger needs your support for Brandon Carpenter & Family Fire Relief Fund

Join our team! PASS is hiring and would love to add another talented, committed labor attorney to work on behalf of the ...
02/23/2021

Join our team! PASS is hiring and would love to add another talented, committed labor attorney to work on behalf of the 11,000 dedicated employees at the FAA and Department of Defense that we represent. #1u #unionsolidarity #publicservice #aviationsafety FInd out more: https://bit.ly/3dzwcYB

PASS (Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO) seeks an Attorney to be based in Washington, DC. Details can be found at: http://unionjobs.com/listing.php?id=18494 #1u #unionjobs #unions #UnionStrong #p2 #PASSNational Professional Aviation Safety Specialists (PASS)

Learn about Marlon Green, a Black pilot who battled discrimination all the way to the Supreme Court in order to become a...
02/18/2021

Learn about Marlon Green, a Black pilot who battled discrimination all the way to the Supreme Court in order to become a commercial airline pilot. PASS members can read about this and more in today's PASS News Now! https://bit.ly/3p63pxL

Honoring trailblazing Black aviator, Bessie Coleman; new PASS Workplace Safety e-newsletter; union members can save on t...
02/11/2021

Honoring trailblazing Black aviator, Bessie Coleman; new PASS Workplace Safety e-newsletter; union members can save on tax prep. PASS members can read these stories and more in today's PASS News Now! https://bit.ly/3p63pxL

Even more unions are making today's big game a union one! Thanks AFL-CIO for adding more of our brothers and sisters who...
02/07/2021

Even more unions are making today's big game a union one! Thanks AFL-CIO for adding more of our brothers and sisters who are on the job for #SuperBowlLV #1u #unionsolidarity #aviationsafety #publicservice #federalemployees

PASS is proud to be in such good union company as the employees we represent at the Federal Aviation Administration will...
02/06/2021

PASS is proud to be in such good union company as the employees we represent at the Federal Aviation Administration will be helping to keep the skies safe over Tampa before, during and after #SuperBowlLV tomorrow. On and off the field, unions are bringing you the big game! NFL Players Association AFL-CIO Secretary Pete Buttigieg #1u #unionsolidarity #aviationsafety #NoDroneZone

Celebrating Black History Month; FY2022 pay raise legislation introduced; have a union Super Bowl! PASS members can read...
02/04/2021

Celebrating Black History Month; FY2022 pay raise legislation introduced; have a union Super Bowl! PASS members can read this and more in today's PASS News Now! https://bit.ly/3p63pxL

PASS congratulates Pete Buttigieg on his confirmation as Secretary of U.S. Department of Transportation today. PASS repr...
02/02/2021
PASS Congratulates Secretary Buttigieg

PASS congratulates Pete Buttigieg on his confirmation as Secretary of U.S. Department of Transportation today. PASS represents 11,000 employees at the Federal Aviation Administration & National President Mike Perrone serves on the FAA’s Safety Oversight and Certification Advisory Committee and the Next Generation Air Transportation System Advisory Committee, both of which report to the DOT secretary. “I look forward to working with Secretary Buttigieg on these important committees,” Perrone said. Read full statement below.

Professional Aviation Safety Specialists (PASS) AFL-CIO Federal Aviation Administration FAA National Airspace System NAS Safety Inspectors Technicians Privatization Maintenance and Certification

Honoring the crew of the space shuttle Challenger 35 years later; anti-federal employee EOs rescinded; Tech Ops pay prop...
01/28/2021

Honoring the crew of the space shuttle Challenger 35 years later; anti-federal employee EOs rescinded; Tech Ops pay proposal; and Region IV needs you! PASS members can read this and more in today's PASS News Now! https://bit.ly/3p63pxL

Federal employees work for the American people. They shouldn't have had collective bargaining and other rights taken awa...
01/22/2021
Government Executive

Federal employees work for the American people. They shouldn't have had collective bargaining and other rights taken away. PASS-represented employees at the FAA and DoD should focus on aviation safety and let their union ensure their workplace rights. #aviationsafety #publicservice #1u #unionsolidarity

Breaking: Schedule F is on the way out.

The president's nominee for the DOT Secretary testified at Senate hearing today and the FAA unveils a new leave program....
01/21/2021

The president's nominee for the DOT Secretary testified at Senate hearing today and the FAA unveils a new leave program. PASS members can read more in this week's PASS News Now. https://bit.ly/3p63pxL

PASS honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. today and every day #publicservice
01/18/2021

PASS honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. today and every day #publicservice

Next Monday, January 18, is the 26th annual National Day of Service to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's birthday. Whil...
01/11/2021
MLK Day of Service

Next Monday, January 18, is the 26th annual National Day of Service to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's birthday. While
many events may look different this year, organizers nationwide have come up with creative ways to participate in your local community. Check out the volunteer opportunities in your area. For many PASS-represented employees, it may not be a day off but if you do have the holiday off, you can still make it a "day on!"

In addition, later this week the AFL-CIO will be holding its annual MLK Civil and Human Rights [Virtual] Conference (January 15–16). Find out more and register for free at: themlkconference.org.

Webinar series: MLK Day of Service in the time of COVID-19View webinar slidesView webinar slides 

Our new year's resolution: to continue to protect and serve the dedicated federal employees PASS represents at the Feder...
12/31/2020

Our new year's resolution: to continue to protect and serve the dedicated federal employees PASS represents at the Federal Aviation Administration and Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point so that they can protect the National Airspace System and serve the American public.
#aviationsafety #publicservice #federalemployees #1u #unionsolidarity #Goodbye2020 #NewYears #NewStart #2021

President has signed coronavirus relief and government funding bill tonight, thus avoiding government shutdown Monday at...
12/28/2020
Trump signs coronavirus relief bill despite criticism

President has signed coronavirus relief and government funding bill tonight, thus avoiding government shutdown Monday at midnight.

President Trump has signed the government funding and coronavirus relief package, the White House said, averting a government shutdown and delivering economic aid as the pandemic worsens.

#aviationsafety #publicservice #federalemployees #1u #unionsolidarity #Goodbye2020
12/23/2020

#aviationsafety #publicservice #federalemployees #1u #unionsolidarity #Goodbye2020

PASS is pleased to announce that the video below, "PASS vs. the Shutdown," has been awarded Best News Video in the 2020 ...
12/17/2020
Winners of 2020 Labor Media Awards Contest | ILCA

PASS is pleased to announce that the video below, "PASS vs. the Shutdown," has been awarded Best News Video in the 2020 Labor Media Awards contest held by the International Labor Communications Association! The awards were handed out for work produced in calendar year 2019. The 2018–2019 government shutdown was a difficult time for all federal employees but PASS members can take pride in knowing they made their voices heard! Special thanks to video producer Mary Matthews for telling your story so well. (The union won two additional awards in the contest; see today's PASS News Now for details.) #1u #unionsolidarity #publicservice #aviationsafety #federalemployess #NoGovernmentShutdown

Air Line Pilot Magazine, Air Line Pilots Association – FirstNational Nurse Magazine, California Nurses Association/NNU – SecondInternational Musician, American Federation of Musicians – ThirdIUPAT Journal, 617MediaGroup – Honorable MentionThe American Postal Worker, American Postal Workers U...

12/15/2020
PASS vs. Government Shutdown 2018–19

With the threat of another government shutdown looming over federal employees this week, PASS looks back with pride at the amazing work our members did during the longest government shutdown in history, from December 22, 2018 through January 25, 2019. They took to the streets and to the airwaves to educate the American flying public about the detrimental effect the shutdown was having on aviation safety. #federalemployees #publicservice #aviationsafety #NoGovernmentShutdown

FAA Employees: Contact Congress NOW to tell them to fund the government, avoid a shutdown and NOT to freeze your pay for...
12/10/2020
No More Shutdowns—Support Federal Employee Pay Raise

FAA Employees: Contact Congress NOW to tell them to fund the government, avoid a shutdown and NOT to freeze your pay for FY2021!

https://actionnetwork.org/letters/tell-congress-to-fund-the-government-and-oppose-federal-employee-pay-freeze-2

Dear Representative/Senator: As a federal employee and your constituent, I am writing to ask that you work with your colleagues to avoid another harmful government shutdown and support federal employees by ensuring federal workers receive a modest pay adjustment in fiscal year 2020. During the gover...

December 7, 1941. The naval base at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu was attacked by the Japanese just before 8:00 on a peaceful...
12/07/2020

December 7, 1941. The naval base at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu was attacked by the Japanese just before 8:00 on a peaceful Sunday morning. The U.S.S. Arizona (below) was hit by torpedo bombers that dropped armor-piercing bombs during the attack. After one of the bombs detonated in a magazine, the ship exploded and sank; 1,177 officers and crewmen were lost. The U.S. entered World War II the following day. You can visit the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial virtually through the National Park Service's Pearl Harbor National Memorial or this link: https://www.nps.gov/valr/index.htm
#PearlHarbor #PearlHarborRemembranceDay #NeverForget #publicservice

PASS National President Mike Perrone on the death of Larry Willis: “On behalf of the men and women that PASS represents ...
11/30/2020
Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO

PASS National President Mike Perrone on the death of Larry Willis: “On behalf of the men and women that PASS represents at the FAA and DoD, I extend our deepest condolences to the family of Larry Willis. This is shocking and sad news. It is a huge loss for the transportation sector and the broader labor community. Larry has done much to unify diverse transportation unions and I will truly miss his leadership at the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO" #1u #unionsolidarity

Yesterday, with his wife and daughter by his side, TTD president Larry Willis, 53, succumbed to injuries sustained on November 22 in a tragic biking accident. TTD Secretary-Treasurer Greg Regan issues this statement of mourning and remembrance:

As millions of Americans take to the skies this Thanksgiving, in numbers not seen since the beginning of the pandemic, P...
11/25/2020

As millions of Americans take to the skies this Thanksgiving, in numbers not seen since the beginning of the pandemic, PASS is grateful for the dedicated men and women we represent for their hard work, professionalism and commitment to the mission. Thank you and stay safe whether you are on the job this long holiday weekend or spending time with loved ones. #1u #unionsolidarity #aviationsafety #publicservice

PASS has received requests from the FAA for support on a variety of agency projects. The most recent requests are listed...
11/16/2020
Sign in

PASS has received requests from the FAA for support on a variety of agency projects. The most recent requests are listed below. If you are interested in providing PASS support, please visit the PASS Reps/SMEs section of the member-only website to submit your application. These are great opportunities for professional development and to ensure that at the voice of frontline employees is heard! Explore all the openings!

• FULL-TIME: Time Based Flow Management (TBFM) En Route Environment – WP4 & Tech Refresh
• FULL-TIME: Surface Surveillance Programs (ASSC, ASDE) Surface Surveillance Portfolio
• Flight Data Input Output (FDIO) Personal Computer (PC) Remote Control Unit (RCU) Delta Brief and Virtual Course
• Tower Data Link Services (TDLS)
https://members.passnational.org/index.php/more/liaisons-subject-matter-experts/openings#ato-openings•

Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO Federal Aviation Administration FAA National Airspace System NAS Safety Inspectors Technicians Privatization Maintenance and Certification

Federal workers have been on the frontline of the pandemic. They serve the American people. They are facing another gove...
11/12/2020
Senate Republicans Propose 2021 Pay Freeze for Feds One Month Before Deadline to Avoid Shutdown

Federal workers have been on the frontline of the pandemic. They serve the American people. They are facing another government shutdown in December. They do not deserve this & PASS will continue to fight for employees we represent at the FAA and DoD. #federalemployees #publicservice #aviationsafety

President Trump has proposed a 1% across-the-board raise for federal employees.

As the nation prepares to honor its military veterans, PASS honors the thousands of veterans the union represents at the...
11/10/2020

As the nation prepares to honor its military veterans, PASS honors the thousands of veterans the union represents at the Federal Aviation Administration and Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point. After their time in the armed forces, these dedicated men and women continue to serve their country and work on behalf of the American people. #VeteransDay2020 #publicservice #federalemployees Union Veterans Council, AFL-CIO

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