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Oct 13, 2014, 10:47 ET PASS Statement on Reopening of Chicago Center

Mike Perrone, national president of the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO (PASS), the union that represents Federal Aviation...


Oct 02, 2013, 15:31 ET Impact To FAA Operations Continues

Due to the government shutdown, 15,000 Federal Aviation Administration employees will be off the job for a second day today, including over 4,000...


Sep 30, 2013, 18:16 ET Government Shutdown Will Ground Aviation Safety Inspectors

Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO (PASS), National President Mike Perrone released the following statement regarding the possible...


Apr 24, 2013, 16:22 ET PASS Statement on FAA Furloughs

Mike Perrone, national president of the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO (PASS), which represents over 11,000 Federal Aviation...


Nov 19, 2009, 16:54 ET Impacts From Communications Outage Should Have Been Minor, Says Union

The Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO (PASS), the union that represents Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) technicians, is...


May 13, 2009, 14:11 ET PASS Testifies Before Senate Lawmakers Regarding FAA Reauthorization

Testimony Highlights Contract Negotiations, Staffing, Modernization and Safety Oversight Tom Brantley, national president of the Professional...


Mar 17, 2009, 16:42 ET FAA Technical Employees Troubled by FAA Attempts to Eliminate Certification

House Lawmakers Echo Concerns to Inspector General The Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO (PASS), the union that represents over...


Aug 21, 2008, 01:00 ET PASS Endorses Barack Obama for President

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO (PASS), the union that represents over...


Jun 05, 2008, 01:00 ET FAA Inspectors Union Applauds Foreign Repair Station Bill

WASHINGTON, June 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senators Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) today introduced the Safe Aviation...


Apr 02, 2008, 01:00 ET Inspectors' Union Raises Concerns Regarding FAA Oversight of Airlines

WASHINGTON, April 2, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tom Brantley, national president of the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO...


Mar 07, 2008, 00:00 ET FAA Inspectors Union Questions Timing of $10.2 Million Penalty Against Southwest Airlines

WASHINGTON, March 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Professional Aviation Safety Specialists (PASS), AFL-CIO, the union that represents FAA...


Mar 03, 2008, 00:00 ET Dedicated Federal Employees Keep Air Traffic Moving During Major Power Outage

WASHINGTON, March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tuesday's power outage across South Florida did not impact air traffic in the area due to the...