Interview with Mike Perrone of the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists

Mike Perrone, National President, Professional Aviation Safety Specialists (PASS), describes successes in building sustainable large-scale collaboration between the union and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). He shares first hand insights into shifting relationships, from the tenuous first steps in building the level of trust required to building momentum that moved PASS and FAA from conflict to collaboration.     

Interview with Michael Filler of International Brotherhood of Teamsters

Michael Filler, Director of Public Service Division of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), educator, strategist, and change agent, served on President Obama’s National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations. In this interview, he provides context for labor relations in federal sector, and unique influence changes in administrations make, and how change agents in labor and management create sustainable collaborative relationships, regardless of political changes.

Interview with Randy Babbitt of Southwest Airlines

Randy Babbitt is Senior Vice President of Labor Relations for Southwest Airlines. Previously, he was Administrator for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and is former president of Airline Pilots Association (ALPA) labor union, and a retired airline captain. Here he describes first-hand examples from his career within government, labor unions, and airline industry the critical need for trust, respect, and recognition of shared interests on building a winning collaborative cultures, particularly within unionized organizations.