Today, the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists (PASS), AFL-CIO, took legal action against the U.S. government for its failure to pay employees during the current government shutdown. In an act of solidarity, PASS is joining a lawsuit with other unions of the Federal Workers Alliance, including the National Federation of Federal Employees (NFFE), National Association of Government Employees (NAGE) and the National Weather Service Employees Organization (NWSEO).
“We need this shutdown to end,” said PASS National President Mike Perrone. “We want to ensure that employees receive pay for the tremendous work they do in keeping our air traffic control system the safest in the world. And they are continuing to do that under extremely challenging circumstances.”
PASS plans to continue exploring every possible legal and legislative avenue. In the meantime, PASS believes it is in the interest of all federal employees to work with fellow unions who are also representing workers being harmed and disrespected by this furlough.