PASS New Employee Orientation Welcome ! Your Info… Please… No Government Email addresses Help us to know a bit about you Congratulations!!! You Have a Union … and a VOICE!! Professional Aviation Safety Specialists Any PASS Members? Have you already joined us? Thanks for participating! Welcome to PASS!! Who is PASS? The Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO (PASS) represents approximately 11,000 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Department of Defense (DoD) employees throughout the United States and in several foreign countries. Who is PASS? In 1977, PASS was formed to provide exclusive representation for the FAA’s technician bargaining unit. PASS has grown over the decades and now represents five bargaining units within the FAA and DoD. Who is PASS? For almost 36 years, PASS has been dedicated to supporting and sustaining the safety and efficiency of the National Airspace System (NAS) for the flying public. What is a Union? A Union is a worker organization that provides the structure and forum for democracy at the worksite and a means for addressing worker issues on an equal footing with management. Being Pro-Union is not anti-FAA New Hires frequently join PASS! Some have become Leaders in PASS You are Eligible to Join New Hires are often told by co-workers to “wait a year to join PASS”, because “the union can’t do anything for you anyway”. This isn’t true PASS Resolution for Probationers Probationary employees can not challenge removal actions by the Agency via the grievance process or through the Merit System Protection Board (MSPB) Because of this new employees are sometimes “reluctant” to join PASS PASS will retroactively waive dues for probationers that are removed during their first year if: The probationer requests a retroactive waiver by submitting valid evidence they have been removed to the PASS National Office in Washington, D.C. You Have Rights The U.S Government through the Statute (law) gives you the absolute right to: Help form or join a Union Bargain over wages and working conditions with your employer through the union. Talk about the Union at work as you would any other subject. Wear union insignia at work Solicit other employees for union membership, both on lunch or break time even on agency property Know Your Rights These rights are protected under the law; your employer may not discriminate against you for the exercising of these rights. It is illegal for the agency or any supervisor to: Discourage union membership Threaten or coerce you in any way Deny you the right for union representation Discriminate against you based on your union activities Spy on your union Show preference in the assignment of work based on union status Fire, transfer or demote you in retaliation for union activities The Union’s Objectives PASS believes that you should be able to flourish in a promising and secure career; The Union’s Objectives Be treated fairly and be a part of a workforce that protects the safety of the flying public and the integrity of the National Airspace System. The Union’s Objectives The Union is a driving force that ensures that these things happen. PASS Constitution The objectives of PASS shall be: (a) To preserve, to promote and to improve the profession, the safety and the working conditions of its members. (b) To preserve, to promote and to improve the safety of the flying public. (c) To develop as an organization with membership involvement at all levels. (d) To lead in the promotion and the improvement of the professionalism and the competence of all employees working in the National Airspace System. (e) To represent all members by favorably influencing legislation that affects our members’ work lives and increasing public awareness of our members, their leadership roles in making air travel safe and the causes important to them. (f) To enhance the rights of its members through all lawful means, including collective bargaining, political action, training and educating members, and contributing to such civic and charitable organizations as the PASS Executive Board deems to be in the best interests of PASS. Who are PASS Members? Technical Operations and DoD employees (systems specialists, electronics technicians and computer specialists) who install, maintain, repair and certify the radar, navigation, communication and environmental systems making up the air traffic control system Who are PASS Members? Flight Standards and manufacturing aviation safety inspectors responsible for inspecting and certifying every aspect of the commercial and general aviation industries and administrative employees in the FAA’s Aviation Registry Who are PASS Members? Flight inspection pilots, missions specialists and procedures development specialists in Flight Inspection Services and Mission Support Services. Minimum Technical Staffing: 6100 Technical Employees The PASS Technical Operations contract contains a provision that sets the minimum number of technical employees (334, 802, 856 and 2101’s) at 6,100 until March of 2014 Since 2000, PASS has fought hard to force the agency to live up to this agreement. Staffing had been a contentious issue and the agency most certainly would have frozen hiring over the past few years. This means that most of you wouldn’t be working for FAA in these positions if PASS had not been fighting for jobs Union Contract at a Glance Staffing: must maintain 6100 employees until March 2014 Annual and sick leave benefits (Not guaranteed under Federal Personnel Laws) Wages: FAA unlike other Federal Agencies must negotiate over pay with the Labor organization resulting in: Annual pay increases: Presidential in January; 1.6% every June In October 2014 New Hire catch up increases of 4.75% for H Band Required pay increases with promotion of 8% Grievance and arbitration procedures PASS Supports Veterans Needs PASS is a Member of the AFL-CIO Veteran’s Council and has taken active roles in the organized labor community and with the FAA to fight for and secure benefits for FAA Vets and active duty military employees. PASS signed an agreement with the Agency for returning military personnel What Else Has PASS Done for Vets? PASS worked hard to make sure FAA employees were also including in pay differential when activated. PASS worked to assure ATSS’s were included in the provisions of the Montgomery GI Bill. Why Join PASS? PASS Serves the Needs and Interests of All Members PASS Makes sure your voice is HEARD You can make a difference… Membership is the lifeblood of the Union Dues are 1 hour of pay each pay period 1/80th of your pay (1 ¼ %) Join Today Questions?