PASS, Federal Labor Coalition, Call on Office of Special Counsel to Protect Employees

The Professional Aviation Safety Specialists (PASS), AFL-CIO today joined a coalition of federal employee unions to send a letter to the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) expressing concern that one of the executive orders issued by the White House in late May could trigger retaliation against labor relations professionals at federal agencies who attempt to bargain in good faith with employee representatives.

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Republican Lawmakers Call on President to Rescind Workforce EOs

In a letter to President Trump on Monday, 21 House Republicans expressed their objections to the three executive orders issued late last month that would restrict federal employees’ union rights. They have called on the president to rescind these orders, believing they undermine existing labor laws.

“Federal workers have taken an oath of service to our great nation, and we take very seriously their duty to provide the American public with quality services,” the lawmakers wrote. “That is why we believe that now, more than ever, it is important to uphold and strengthen the working relationships between federal workers and agency leadership.”

PASS played an active role in recruiting lawmakers to sign on to the letter.

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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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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 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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