Federal Daily News
Airport screeners vote to ratify contract with TSA
- By FederalDaily Staff
- November 09, 2012
The union that represents airport screeners announced Nov. 9 that those employees have voted to ratify the first collective bargaining agreement at the Transportation Security Administration.
The American Federation of Government Employees said the screeners, or transportation security officers, ratified the agreement between AFGE and the Transportation Security Administration on a vote of 17,326 to 1,774.
“This union contract is 11 years in the making,” AFGE National President J. David Cox said in a statement. “Through every battle, every testimony on the Hill, every meeting with management, every union event, every sleepless night, and every rally, AFGE and these TSA officers never lost focus on making this contract a reality.”
Among other things, AFGE said the agreement will provide improved uniforms and permit uniform variations to account for weather and temperature; provide a greater consistency on issues like annual leave bidding and shift trades; and improve the process for shift bidding and movement between full- and part-time.