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Stronger Union, Safer Skies

The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) has represented TSA employees since 2003. Since then, nearly 16,000 hardworking men and women from airports across the country have joined our union. AFGE is 670,000 working men and women standing up for fair pay and benefits, workplace safety and job security for all government workers.

TSA workers joined together with AFGE to fight back against poor working conditions, low pay, mandatory overtime, arbitrary management practices, and the highest injury rate in the federal government. We won many improvements, but there’s more to be done. 

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The collective voice that stands with TSOs

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Your AFGE Contract Establishes Standards & Protects Your Rights

  • Ensures performance-rating payouts are based on a consistent assessment system.
  • Guarantees we have safety standards and equipment that help protect you from risks like chemical exposure and extreme temperatures.
  • Successfully expanded the parking subsidy program at participating airports
  • Nearly doubled your TSA uniform allowance from $232.00 to $446.00 a year.
  • Granted officers permission to wear jackets at the checkpoint and shorts in hot weather
  • Stops TSA from denying leave without an appropriate reason or as a form of discipline.
  • Allows TSA supervisors to excuse tardiness for up to 30 minutes.
  • Creates rules for shift bids and a shift trade policy that all airports must follow.
  • Learn more about what's in your Union contract


There’s Strength in Numbers

Become a member of AFGE and join the largest union of working men and women fighting to improve federal pay and benefits. And become a part of a movement that is winning for workers and passengers. Learn more.


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