FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
November 1, 2013

Tim Kauffman
202-639-6405/202-374-6491
kaufft@afge.org

TSA Union Leader Responds to LAX Shooting

WASHINGTON – American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today issued the following statement in response to the shooting incident at Los Angeles International Airport:

“We are sickened by reports of today’s shooting at the Los Angeles International Airport. Our sincerest thoughts and prayers go out to the passengers and Transportation Security Officers killed or injured in this heinous act. Thank you to all of our brave TSOs who put their lives on the line every day to keep the flying public safe. AFGE is monitoring the situation along with TSA management.”

AFGE is the exclusive representative for the more than 45,000 Transportation Security Administration officers who screen all commercial airline passengers, baggage and cargo.

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