Airport Screeners get their first contract
After a nearly 10-year battle, AFGE and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) have reached their first-ever labor contract that covers 45,000 workers. The agreement that was reached at 3 a.m. this morning will provide for increased uniformity on fair treatment and other issues important to employees across the nation's airports. Both labor and management believe the agreement will provide much needed schedule flexibility. Improvements in working conditions will also benefit the officers by fostering a family-friendly workplace where the employees have greater job satisfaction and feel supported in performing their very important security work.