FAA Privatization

What We Know:

  • FAA Privatization introduced as legislation in 2016 (co-sponsored by Congressman LoBiondo) – legislation was pulled and replaced with a short-term funding bill .
  • Congress is expected to introduce legislation based upon privatization by 4/1/17.
  • This is not similar to Flight Service Privatization; this is not similar to the Post Office; this is something that has never been done before.

Possible Impacts to You:

  • Expect negative impacts to retirement, benefits and terms of employment.
  • AFGE cannot represent private-sector employees – the impact of this is unclear.
  • Private corporation’s policies and procedures have not been developed, so impacts may be extensive, in the current environment one could expect limitations to bargaining, representation and benefits.
  • It is unclear what happens if your position is not transitioned to the corporation.

What Are We Doing:

  • AFGE Local 200 has been meeting with national representatives and we have formed a Legislative Action Committee to continue efforts to prevent this legislation.
  • Significant research efforts being led on:
    • Legislation and employment/labor laws
    • Impact to employees
    • Impact to WJHTC
    • Impact to the FAA and the FAA’s mission

What Can You Do To Help:

  • Consider becoming a dues-paying member (no more than $15.50 per pay period).  Dues-paying members show our union’s strength.  Reach out to an officer!
  • Consider becoming a Union Steward and assisting with our research and outreach efforts on official time.  At a minimum, be vocal in your opposition!