Response to Professional Aviation Safety Specialists Case Study


Case Studies

Each student will develop their own response to two separate aviation-related case studies. Each case study must be a minimum of 2 “typed” pages (double-spaced, 1” margins, Times New Roman, font size of 12). Each case study will constitute 200 points.



For this case study look in your book

Kaps, Robert W., J. Scott Hamilton, and Timm J. Bliss. Labor Relations in the Aviation and Aerospace Industries. SIU Press, 2012.

Pg. 246-247.


  1. Do you believe the PASS union was justified in the way they “maneuvered” the FAA?
  2. Do you believe the FAA was correct in filing ULP?
  3. Do you believe the FAA may have been able to get the changes they needed if they were more open about it with the union?


Please use American English and cite only the book


In my opinion the PASS(Professional Aviation Safety Specialists) union was justified in the way it ‘maneuvered” FAA. From the case study, it is evident that PASS gave an opportunity to FAA (Federal Aviation Administration)for negotiations. The two parties went into negotiations with the aim of coming up with a Collective Bargaining Agreement. Ordinarily, when parties go into such negotiations, the employer tries to offer the bare minimum while the workers unions fight for the most they can for their members.Such negotiations define working hours, health and safety standards, salary scales, overtime, and strikes among others (Kaps, Hamilton & Bliss 246-247). The FAA had taken a hard-line position after months of negotiations with no aim of reaching a labor agreement formulated to satisfy the two parties. PASS had no otherwise than to accept FAA’s proposal to end the standoffand later use the numbers of its members to vote against the proposed agreement at the ratification stage.