Aviation Workers to Picket at Bradley Airport to Highlight Safety Issues during Government Shutdown

Aviation safety specialists will hold an informational picket at Bradley International Airport on Thursday, January 24, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to alert the public to possible safety issues as the federal government shutdown enters its 34th day.

Members of the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists (PASS) will hand out leaflets that explain the important aviation-safety related work that they do at the FAA and call on the public to put pressure on lawmakers to end the shutdown. Technicians and aviation safety inspectors throughout New England are either furloughed or working without pay. They regulate the aviation industry to ensure the highest standard of safety for the flying public and have their hands on every aspect of your air travel.

For both furloughed federal workers and those working without pay, they will miss a second paycheck by the end of the week. Some aviation safety workers are now working second jobs while others have had to take out loans just to make ends meet.

PASS members work as airway transportation systems specialists, aviation safety inspectors, manufacturing inspectors, aeronautical information specialists, flight inspection pilots, aircraft maintenance, and in safety support.

What: Informational picket highlighting possible safety issues at Bradley International Airport

When: Thursday, January 24, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Where: Bradley International Airport (near Delta terminal -- both upper and lower levels)

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