PASS Wins FLRA Election to Represent FAA Mission Support Services Employees

WASHINGTON, D.C. - This week, the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO (PASS) was announced as the certified winner of the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) election to

represent approximately 400 Mission Support Services (AJV) Air Traffic Organization (ATO) employees at the FAA. PASS prevailed by a vote of 105-71 in the secret ballot election where employees chose between PASS and the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE). The election was necessary due to an FAA realignment of employees represented by both unions. "Mission Support Services employees overwhelmingly chose union representation in this election.  PASS is pleased that these employees voted for PASS," said PASS President Tom Brantley.

Mission Support Services specialists and staff at the FAA are responsible for the development, maintenance and publication services for ground and space navigation systems at more than 3,000 airports in the United States and numerous airports in 46 other countries. These critical employees ensure the integrity of the nearly 23,000 instrument procedures and airways that make up the National Airspace System. "With Congress giving so much attention to performance-based navigation procedures, we look forward to continuing to work with the agency and Congress on this important issue," said PASS Region V Vice President Robert Abbott.

For more information or questions, please contact Kori Blalock Keller at (202) 293-7277 x110.


For 36 years, PASS has represented 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. For more information, visit the PASS website at

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