"No Incentive For The FAA"
The legislation would require both sides to submit to binding arbitration. Senator Obama said he introduced the bill "to help defuse the growing management-labor tension at the FAA." The Professional Airways Systems Specialists (PASS) union applauded NATCA's move, saying under the current rules, there is no incentive for the FAA to negotiate. "The FAA is playing games by refusing to negotiate in good faith, knowing full well that in the end its contract demands will ultimately be forced upon public servants who are committed to keeping our skies the safest in the world," said Tom Brantley, national president of PASS.