Flight Attendant Union Applauds AFGE and TSA On First Labor Agreement

Washington,DC–TheAssociationofFlightAttendants-CWA(AFA)todaycommendedtheAmericanFederationofGovernmentEmployees(AFGE)onreachingtheirfirstlaboragreementwiththeTransportationSecurityAdministration(TSA).Theagreementcovers45,000TransportationSecurityOfficers(TSO).

“Wecongratulateouralliesinaviationsecurityonachievinganhistoricfirstcontractthatsecurestheirrightsandimprovesworkingconditions.Asaviation’sfirstresponders,FlightAttendantsdependontheprofessionalismandexpertiseofournation’sTransportationSecurityOfficerseveryday.ItisimportantthatTSOshaveastrongvoiceatworktohelppromotethebestconditionsforsecurityofairtravel.

“Foryears,TSOsacrossthecountryfoughtfortherighttohavebasicworkplaceprotectionsprovidedthroughalegally-bindingcontract.AFGEneverwaveredintheirsupportforthesededicatedprofessionalsinordertosecurecollectivebargainingrightsthoughstrongunionrepresentation.”

“WepraisebothAFGEandTSAfortheircontinueddedicationtomakingourskiessaferandtoournation’stransportationinfrastructure,”saidAFAInternationalPresidentVedaShook.

AFGEisAFA’ssisteraffiliatethroughtheAFL-CIO.


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